Phrenology meaning

frĭ-nŏlə-jē
The study of the shape and protuberances of the skull, based on the now discredited belief that they reveal character and mental capacity.
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A system, popular esp. in the 19th cent., based on the assumption that an analysis of character can be made by a study of the shape and protuberances of the skull.
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(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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Origin of phrenology

  • From phreno- +"Ž -logy.

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