bi·​om·​e·​try | \ bī-ˈä-mə-trē How to pronounce biometry (audio) \

Definition of biometry

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

Other Words from biometry

biometrician \ ˌbī-​ō-​me-​ˈtri-​shən How to pronounce biometrician (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of biometry

1901, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Biometry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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bi·​om·​e·​try | \ bī-ˈäm-ə-trē How to pronounce biometry (audio) \
plural biometries

Medical Definition of biometry

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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