Definition of craniometer in US English:



  • A device for measuring the external dimensions of the skull.

    • ‘He knows the craniometer is a rare item, he said, ‘because I've never seen another one.’’
    • ‘The Osteo-Lab is equipped with spreading calipers, craniometers, and a craniophore.’
    • ‘Bates's craniometer records the expected development in the children's skulls.’
    • ‘This craniometer includes various hinged attachments to aid measurement of skull sizes.’
    • ‘Being a specialist precision instrument, a good craniometer is quite expensive and will set you down at least $350.’