anthropometry

noun

an·​thro·​pom·​e·​try ˌan(t)-thrə-ˈpä-mə-trē How to pronounce anthropometry (audio)
: the study of human body measurements especially on a comparative basis
anthropometric adjective

Word History

Etymology

anthropo- + -metry, probably after New Latin anthropometria or French anthropométrie

First Known Use

1806, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anthropometry was in 1806

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Cite this Entry

“Anthropometry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anthropometry. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

anthropometry

noun

an·​thro·​pom·​e·​try -ˈpäm-ə-trē How to pronounce anthropometry (audio)
plural anthropometries
: the study of human body measurements especially on a comparative basis
anthropometric adjective

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