physical-anthropology

physical anthropology

noun
the branch of anthropology dealing with the evolutionary changes in human bodily structure and the classification of modern races, using mensurational and descriptive techniques.


Origin:
1870–75

physical anthropologist, noun
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physical anthropology
 
n
the branch of anthropology dealing with the genetic aspect of human development and its physical variations

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physical anthropology   (fĭz'ĭ-kəl)  Pronunciation Key 
The branch of anthropology that deals with human evolutionary biology, physical variation, and classification. Compare cultural anthropology.
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