EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun the measurement of the size and proportions of the human body. Related forms an·thro·po·met·ric , [an-thr uh-p uh- me-trik, -poh-] /ˌæn θrə pəˈmɛ trɪk, -poʊ-/ an·thro·po·met·ri·cal, adjective an·thro·po·met·ri·cal·ly, adverb an·thro·pom·e·trist, noun
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Considerable importance in
anthropometry is attached to the study of the nose.
I am going to headquarters to ask them to send experts in
anthropometry. Anthropometry, the systematic examination of the height, weight, and other physical characteristics of the human body.
There was a photographic apparatus at the Morgue as at the Prfecture, used for
We shall catch our criminals by
anthropometry ere ever a criminal thought has entered their brains. British Dictionary definitions for anthropometry noun the comparative study of sizes and proportions of the human body Derived Forms anthropometric ( ˌænθrəpəˈmɛtrɪk) or anthropometrical, adjective anthropometrically, adverb anthropometrist, noun
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Word Origin and History for anthropometry n.
1839, "acquaintance with the dimensions of the parts of the human body," from
anthropo- + -metry. Perhaps modeled on French anthropometrie.
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anthropometry in Medicine anthropometry [ăn′thrə-pŏm ′ĭ-trē] n. The branch of anthropology concerned with comparative measurements of the human body and its parts. Related forms an′thro•po•met ( ′ric -pə-mĕt) null ′rĭk adj. an′thro•po•met ′ri•cal•ly adv.
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The study of human body measurement for use in anthropological classification and comparison. The use of such data as skull dimensions and body proportions in the attempt to classify human beings into racial, ethnic, and national groups has been largely discredited, but anthropometric techniques are still used in physical anthropology and paleoanthropology, especially to study evolutionary change in fossil hominid remains.
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