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anthropometry
A description of the physical variations in humankind by measurement; a basic technique of physical anthropology.
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anthropometry (s) (noun), anthropometries (pl)
1. The use of various techniques for taking measurements of the human body, employed in the study of human growth and variations: The use of anthropometry involves the measuring of the human body as to height, weight, and size of component parts, including skinfold thickness in order to study and to compare their relative proportions under normal and abnormal conditions.
2. The scientific study of human anatomical and physiological measurements for the purpose of analysis, comparison, and classification.