noun. a now abandoned study of the shape of skull as indicative of the strengths of different faculties.
- -logy (English)
- phreno- (English)
- φρήν (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
Example sentences of the word phrenology
1. Noun, singular or mass
They might look somewhat like plants and have cell walls that are similar to plant cell walls, but there is a phrenology tree that shows how fungi can be more closely related to animals than plants.