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anthropometry

Syllabification: an·thro·pom·e·try
Pronunciation: /ˌanTHrəˈpämətrē
 
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Definition of anthropometry in English:

noun

The scientific study of the measurements and proportions of the human body.
Example sentences
  • Intrigued by the historically reported differences in anthropometry between the bronchitic and emphysematous patients, researchers performed studies to assess body composition in both COPD subtypes.
  • Although we did not collect direct data for the assessment of bone lead mobilization during pregnancy, we observed 2 lines of evidence that indicated that bone lead may be mobilized and may have a negative impact in anthropometry at birth.
  • Anthropometry still remains the conventional method for evaluating the nutritional profile of children.

Derivatives

anthropometric

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Pronunciation: /-pōˈmetrik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • These findings emphasize the added value and need for anthropometric assessment rather than simple weight, height, and BMI.
  • By the 1860s, Harvard and other universities had begun to regularly collect anthropometric data on their male student populations, and in the 1890s comparable data began to be collected from the East Coast women's colleges as well.
  • To obtain anthropometric measurements is uncomplicated, relatively inexpensive and the estimates contain small measurement errors and biases.

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