body mass index noun
: a measurement that shows the amount of fat in your body and that is based on your weight and height
: a measure of body fat that is the ratio of the weight of the body in kilograms to the square of its height in meters
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- A person with a body mass index of more than 30 is considered to be obese.
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body mass index noun (Medical Dictionary)
: a measure of body fat that is the ratio of the weight of the body in kilograms to the square of its height in meters <a body mass index in adults of 25 to 29.9 is considered an indication of overweight, and 30 or more an indication of obesity>—abbreviation BMI; called also Quetelet index
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