Meaning of craniometry in English:


Pronunciation /ˌkreɪnɪˈɒmɪtri/


mass noun historical
  • The scientific measurement of skulls, especially in relation to craniology.

    ‘The SAP physicians were far more rigorously quantitative in their craniometry.’
    • ‘Some of the examples he discusses may remind us of the metaphorical appropriation of biology by racist craniometry in the nineteenth century.’
    • ‘The nineteenth-century interest in craniometry had assumed that intelligence was both biological and inheritable.’
    • ‘In the 18th and 19th centuries European and American intellectuals relied on craniometry to explain and defend racial hierarchy.’
    • ‘This looked very much like some of the phrenology and craniometry that was being done in the 19th Century.’