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phrenology

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Psychology, psychiatry
phrenologyphre‧nol‧ogy /frəˈnɒledʒi $ -ˈnɑː-/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 MPthe study of the shape of people’s heads as a way of finding out what their characters and abilities are, which was popular in the 19th centuryphrenologist noun [countable]
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phrenologyHe was also interested in phrenology and conducted a male voice choir.That would be the modern verdict on phrenology.
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