skinfold

noun, often attributive
skin·​fold | \ ˈskin-ˌfōld How to pronounce skinfold (audio) \

Medical Definition of skinfold

: a fold of skin formed by pinching or compressing the skin and subcutaneous layers especially in order to estimate the amount of body fat

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“Skinfold.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/skinfold. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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