meter-, metro-, metr-, -metrical, -metrically, -metron, -metric, -metrist, -meter, -meters, -metry, -metre

(Greek: measure)

1. Measuring the dimensions and angles of a bony skull.
2. The scientific measurement of the dimensions of the bones of the skull and face.

Measurementd are taken between craniometric points, a set of standard defined points in terms of which all significant dimensions are thought to be derived.

It applies to measurements of the dead skull as opposed to cephalometry, measurements performed on the living skull.

In the past, craniometry was also used in phrenology, which supposedly determined character, personality traits, and criminality on the basis of the shape of the head and therefor of the skull.

At the turn of the 19th century, Franz Joseph Gall (1758-1822) developed "cranioscopy", a method to determine the personality and development of mental and moral faculties on the basis of the external shape of the skull.

A device for measuring very low temperatures.
The measurement or recording of extremely low temperatures, especially using a cryometer.
cyclometer (s) (noun), cyclometers (pl)
A tool that counts the revolutions of a bicycle wheel in order to indicate the distance travelled.
cymometer (s), cymometers (pl) (noun forms)
An instrument for showing and measuring wave motion; specifically, an instrument for determining the frequency of electric wave oscillations, especially, as it applies to wireless telegraphy: "The researcher used a cymometer so he could measure the frequency of electric waves."
A graphic recording of urinary bladder pressure at various volumes.
The graphic recording of the pressure exerted at varying degrees of filling of the urinary bladder.
1. An instrument that uses the variations in light intensity produced by stained cell cytoplasm to identify and locate chemical compounds within cells.
2. A photometer that can be used to locate and identify chemical compounds in a cell by measuring the intensity of the light that passes through stained sections of the cytoplasm.

Related "measure" and "metric" words and charts: mens-; Metric Chart of Units; Metric-Length Converter; Metric Units and Links.