anthropometrical

anthropometry

[an-thruh-pom-i-tree]
noun
the measurement of the size and proportions of the human body.

Origin:
1830–40; anthropo- + -metry

anthropometric [an-thruh-puh-me-trik, -poh-] , anthropometrical, adjective
anthropometrically, adverb
anthropometrist, noun
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anthropometry (ˌænθrəˈpɒmɪtrɪ)
 
n
the comparative study of sizes and proportions of the human body
 
anthropometric
 
adj
 
anthropo'metrical
 
adj
 
anthropo'metrically
 
adv
 
anthro'pometrist
 
n

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anthropometry an·thro·pom·e·try (ān'thrə-pŏm'ĭ-trē)
n.
The branch of anthropology concerned with comparative measurements of the human body and its parts.


an'thro·po·met'ric (-pə-mět'rĭk) or an'thro·po·met'ri·cal (-rĭ-kəl) adj.
an'thro·po·met'ri·cal·ly adv.
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anthropometry   (ān'thrə-pŏm'ĭ-trē)  Pronunciation Key 
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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