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[bahy-om-i-tree] /baɪˈɒm ɪ tri/
the calculation of the probable duration of human life.
biometrics (def 1).
Origin of biometry
First recorded in 1825-35; bio- + -metry Unabridged
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  • It has been often supposed that the methods of the two schools (biometry and Mendelism) are antagonistic.

    Applied Eugenics Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
  • biometry (life measure), the study of biology by statistical methods.

    Applied Eugenics Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for biometry


noun (functioning as sing)
  1. the analysis of biological data using mathematical and statistical methods
  2. the practice of digitally scanning the physiological or behavioural characteristics of individuals as a means of identification
the statistical calculation of the probable duration of human life
Derived Forms
biometrically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for biometry

see biometrics.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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biometry in Medicine

biometry bi·om·e·try (bī-ŏm'ĭ-trē)
The statistical analysis of biological data. Also called biometrics.

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