bio·​an·​thro·​pol·​o·​gy ˌbī-(ˌ)ō-ˌan(t)-thrə-ˈpä-lə-jē How to pronounce bioanthropology (audio)
: physical anthropology
Here at Indiana University there are three introductory courses in physical anthropology (we call it bioanthropology).Paul L. Jamison, American Anthropologist, December 1976
bioanthropological adjective
bioanthropological research

Word History

First Known Use

1954, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bioanthropology was in 1954

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“Bioanthropology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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