biometry

noun

bi·​om·​e·​try bī-ˈä-mə-trē How to pronounce biometry (audio)
1
: the statistical analysis of biological observations and phenomena
2
: measurement (as by ultrasound or MRI) of living tissue or bodily structures
The bases for refractive correction as an aspect of cataract surgery are accurate biometry on the one hand and corneal topography on the other. Emanuel S. Rosen
biometrician noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The observation may reflect a sea change in how younger Americans view alcohol, Aaron White, chief of epidemiology and biometry at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, told ABC News. Byeli Cahan, ABC News, 10 May 2022

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Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of biometry was in 1901

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“Biometry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biometry. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

biometry

noun

bi·​om·​e·​try bī-ˈäm-ə-trē How to pronounce biometry (audio)
plural biometries
1
: the application of mathematical and statistical methods to the collection, analysis, and interpretation of biological data

called also biometrics

2
: measurement (as by ultrasound or MRI) of living tissue or bodily structures

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