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anthropometer

[an-thruh-pom-i-ter]
noun Anthropology.
  1. 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
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Examples from the Web for anthropometer

Historical Examples

  • They have the meter in many forms: in the anthropometer, in the ruler.

    Montessori Elementary Materials

    Maria Montessori

  • The application of these ideas to environment will come most easily when we measure the children with the anthropometer.

    The Montessori Method

    Maria Montessori

  • In measuring the individual stature it is customary to use an instrument called an anthropometer (Fig. 142).

    Pedagogical Anthropology

    Maria Montessori

  • Certain anthropologists are now trying to perfect the anthropometer (Mosso's school).

    Pedagogical Anthropology

    Maria Montessori

  • And, indeed, how is it possible to bring the entire person posteriorly in contact with the vertical rod of the anthropometer?

    Pedagogical Anthropology

    Maria Montessori