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skin fold

Syllabification: skin fold

Definition of skin fold in English:

noun

A fold of skin and underlying fat formed by pinching, the thickness of which is a measure of nutritional status.
Example sentences
  • We measured subscapular and triceps skinfolds by using a Holtain skinfold caliper (Dyfed, UK).
  • Three skinfold thicknesses were measured in all patients according to standard procedures by means of a Lafayette caliper.
  • Some have suggested that the edema reaction, as determined by measuring the double skinfold thickness, provides a ready alternative.

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