craniology

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cra·ni·ol·o·gy / ˌkrānēˈäləjē/ • n. hist. the scientific study of the shape and size of the skulls of different human races. ∎ another term for phrenology.DERIVATIVES: cra·ni·o·log·i·cal / -nēəˈläjikəl/ adj.cra·ni·ol·o·gist / -jist/ n.