phrenology

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From phreno- +‎ -logy.

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phrenology (uncountable)

  1. (medicine, biology) The science, now generally discredited, which studies the relationships between a person's character and the morphology (structure) of the skull.
    Phrenology involves feeling the bumps in the skull to determine an individual's psychological attributes.

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