[ an-thruh-pom-i-ter ]
/ ˌæn θrəˈpɒm ɪ tər /

noun Anthropology.

an instrument that consists of a calibrated, vertical rod to which are attached two horizontal arms, one fixed and one movable, for measuring the human trunk and limbs.


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Origin of anthropometer

First recorded in 1880–85; anthropo- + -meter Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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