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Definition of phrenology noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

phrenology

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//frəˈnɒlədʒi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//frəˈnɑːlədʒi//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the study of the shape of the human head, which some people think is a guide to a person’s character Word Origin early 19th cent.: from Greek phrēn, phren- ‘mind’ + -logy.
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