ethnological /eth'neuh loj"i keuhl/, ethnologic, adj.ethnologically, adv.ethnologist, n.
/eth nol"euh jee/, n.
1. a branch of anthropology that analyzes cultures, esp. in regard to their historical development and the similarities and dissimilarities between them.
2. (formerly) a branch of anthropology dealing with the origin, distribution, and distinguishing characteristics of the races of humankind.
[1835-45; ETHNO- + -LOGY]

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(treating of the mental as well as of the physical differences of the races of mankind)

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