- Measurement of the dry skull after removal of the soft parts, and study of its topography. [cranio- + G. metron, measure]
* * *cra·nio·met·ric .krā-nē-ō-'me-trik or cra·nio·met·ri·cal -tri-kəl adj
* * *n.the science of measuring the differences in size and shape of skulls.
* * *cra·ni·om·e·try (kra″ne-omґə-tre) [cranio- + -metry] the scientific measurement of the dimensions of the bones of the skull and face. craniometric adj
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craniometry — [krā΄nəäm′ə trē] n. the science of measuring skulls; cranial measurement … English World dictionary
craniometry — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1828 a science dealing with cranial measurement compare cephalometry … New Collegiate Dictionary
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craniometry — n. measurement of the skull … English contemporary dictionary
craniometry — [ˌkreɪnɪ ɒmɪtri] noun the measurement of the dimensions of skulls. Derivatives craniometric adjective … English new terms dictionary
craniometry — cra·ni·om·e·try … English syllables
craniometry — n. the science of measuring the differences in size and shape of skulls … The new mediacal dictionary
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