mor·​phom·​e·​try mȯr-ˈfä-mə-trē How to pronounce morphometry (audio)
: measurement of external form
morphometric adjective
morphometrically adverb

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of morphometry was circa 1856

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Cite this Entry

“Morphometry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


mor·​phom·​e·​try mȯr-ˈfäm-ə-trē How to pronounce morphometry (audio)
plural morphometries
: the quantitative measurement of the form especially of living systems or their parts
morphometric adjective

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