Meaning of anthropometry in English:


Pronunciation /ˌanθrəˈpɒmɪtri/


mass noun
  • The scientific study of the measurements and proportions of the human body.

    ‘Intrigued by the historically reported differences in anthropometry between the bronchitic and emphysematous patients, researchers performed studies to assess body composition in both COPD subtypes.’
    • ‘Although we did not collect direct data for the assessment of bone lead mobilization during pregnancy, we observed 2 lines of evidence that indicated that bone lead may be mobilized and may have a negative impact in anthropometry at birth.’
    • ‘Anthropometry still remains the conventional method for evaluating the nutritional profile of children.’
    • ‘In the 19th and early 20th centuries, anthropometry was a pseudoscience used mainly to classify potential criminals by facial characteristics.’
    • ‘Nutritional status was assessed by anthropometry.’