Definition of morphometry in English:

morphometry

Line breaks: morph|om¦etry
Pronunciation: /mɔːˈfɒmɪtri
 
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noun

[mass noun]
The process of measuring the external shape and dimensions of landforms, living organisms, or other objects.
More example sentences
  • Several methods of geometric morphometry allow a quantitative approach to the morphology of the exoskeleton by the use of landmark configurations.
  • By morphometry, changes in cell and tissue structures can be expressed quantitatively.
  • Our participants have been extensively characterised according to structural change, morphometry, hip pain, and risk factors for osteoarthritis and provide a significant resource for further molecular genetic studies.

Derivatives

morphometric

adjective
More example sentences
  • Alan was one of the first paleontologists to integrate multivariate statistics into morphometric studies.
  • However, that species has not been well studied and morphometric data on sexed birds are lacking.
  • For conservation purposes, quantification of level and distribution of genetic variation can be obtained from morphometric traits, enzyme loci, and DNA sequences.

morphometrically

adverb
More example sentences
  • The contours of a series of colonies of different cell lines and tumors were morphometrically analyzed to calculate their geometric dimensions.
  • In 2001 morphometrically distinct large-clawed males and adult females were collected using a commercial charter vessel using standard commercial crab pots.
  • In all three cases, morphometrically recognized species are independently confirmed using separately published molecular results.

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