anthropometry
The branch of anthropology concerned with comparative measurements of the human body. [anthropo- + G. metron, measure]

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an·thro·pom·e·try -'päm-ə-trē n, pl -tries the study of human body measurements esp. on a comparative basis
an·thro·po·met·ric -pə-'me-trik adj

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n.
the taking of measurements of the human body or its parts. Comparisons can then be made between individuals of different sexes, ages, and races to determine the difference between normal and abnormal development.

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an·thro·pom·e·try (an″thrə-pomґə-tre) [anthropo- + -metry] the science that deals with the measurement of the size, weight, and proportions of the human body. anthropometric adj

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • anthropometry — (n.) 1839, acquaintance with the dimensions of the parts of the human body, from ANTHROPO (Cf. anthropo ) + METRY (Cf. metry). Perhaps modeled on Fr. anthropometrie …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Anthropometry — Illustration from The Speaking Portrait (Pearson s Magazine, Vol XI, January to June 1901) demonstrating the principles of Bertillon s anthropometry. Anthropometry (Greek anthropos (άνθρωπος man ) and metron (μέτρον measure ) therefore… …   Wikipedia

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  • anthropometry — noun Etymology: French anthropométrie, from anthrop + métrie metry Date: circa 1839 the study of human body measurements especially on a comparative basis • anthropometric adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • anthropometry — noun /ænθrəʊˈpɒmɪtrɪ/ The science of measuring the human body in order to ascertain the average dimensions of the human form at different ages, and in different divisions of race, class etc …   Wiktionary

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  • anthropometry — [ˌanθrə pɒmɪtri] (also anthropometrics) noun the scientific study of the measurements and proportions of the human body. Derivatives anthropometric adjective …   English new terms dictionary

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