anthropometry [ an-thr uh- pom-i-tree ] SHOW IPA / ˌæn θrəˈpɒm ɪ tri / PHONETIC RESPELLING EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun the measurement of the size and proportions of the human body. Nearby words anthropologist
anthropomorphosis 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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anthropometry. 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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Medicine definitions for anthropometry 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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Science definitions for anthropometry 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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