from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An instrument or device used to measure the skull.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A device used to measure the size of the skull.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An instrument for measuring the size of skulls.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An instrument for measuring the dimensions of the skull.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an instrument for measuring skull sizes


cranio- + -meter (Wiktionary)


  • I at first thought of taking the length of the skull by a craniometer, and seeing what portion of the total length to the posterior edge of the sacrum it would be, but I soon discarded the idea on account of the variation in the supra-occipital process.

    Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon


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