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The study of human body measurement for use in anthropological classification and comparison.

an′thro·po·met′ric (-pə-mĕt′rĭk), an′thro·po·met′ri·cal (-rĭ-kəl) adj.
an′thro·po·met′ri·cal·ly adv.
an′thro·pom′e·trist n.
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(Anthropology & Ethnology) the comparative study of sizes and proportions of the human body
anthropometric, ˌanthropoˈmetrical adj
ˌanthropoˈmetrically adv
ˌanthroˈpometrist n
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(ˌæn θrəˈpɒm ɪ tri)

the measurement of the size and proportions of the human body, esp. as an aid for comparative study in physical anthropology.
an`thro•po•met′ric (-pəˈmɛ trɪk) an`thro•po•met′ri•cal, adj.
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the study concerned with the measurements of the proportions, size, and weight of the human body. — anthropometrist, n. — anthropometric, anthropometrical, adj.
See also: Anatomy
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Noun1.anthropometry - measurement and study of the human body and its parts and capacitiesanthropometry - measurement and study of the human body and its parts and capacities
measurement, measuring, mensuration, measure - the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule; "the measurements were carefully done"; "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"
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[ˌænθrəˈpɒmɪtrɪ] Nantropometría f
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All measures were performed at the beginning of each training session by the same trained anthropometrist. Body mass (kg) was measured with a portable bio-impedance scale (Tanita BC-558 Ironman Segmental Body Composition Analyzer).
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All anthropometric measurements were obtained by a single evaluator anthropometrist, according to the protocols of the International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry.
To eliminate error, the author was trained to use the caliper by an anthropometrist, a certified member of the International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK).
The entire anthropometric assessment process was conducted by an experienced anthropometrist. Intra-observer technical error of measurement in all variables was inferior to 1.8%.
[5] ISAK Criterion Anthropometrist, Criterion Photoscopic Somatotype Rater and Head of Nutrition Department, I.R.I.
At the first appointment an International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK) level one accredited anthropometrist measured skin fold thickness from six sites (triceps, subscapular, supraspinale, abdominal, medial calf and thigh) to the nearest millimeter, according to ISAK protocols using calibrated skin calipers.
All anthropometric measures were performed by an experienced anthropometrist (JEB).