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Definition of "phrenological" [phren•o•log•ic•al]

  • Pertaining to phrenology. (adjective)

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Use "phrenological" in a sentence
  • "But by then, other discoveries had called the phrenological brain map into question."
  • "It is hideous to my imagination, especially what is called phrenological mesmerism."
  • "Everyone who's worth a fraction of a damn in the fMRI world knows full well (and has for some time) that failing to correct for multiple comparisons is exactly the kind of slack ass, ignorant, bandwagon-jumping "ooh I'm studying the brain look at me" bullshit that leads to the sorts of pejorative phrenological associations that plague real neuroscientists every day of our lives."