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Related to physical anthropology: Forensic anthropology
The branch of anthropology that deals with human evolutionary biology, physical variation, and classification. Also called somatology.
physical anthropologist n.
(Anthropology & Ethnology) the branch of anthropology dealing with the genetic aspect of human development and its physical variations
the branch of anthropology dealing with the evolutionary changes in human body structure and the classification of modern races, using mensurational and descriptive techniques. Also called biological anthropology. Compare cultural anthropology.
phys′ical anthropol′ogist, n.
the branch of anthropology that studies, describes, and interprets the evolutionary changes in man’s bodily structure and the classification of modern races. Cf. cultural anthropology. Also called somatologySee also: Anthropology
A branch of anthropology which studies the biological characteristics of man, such as genetic makeup, blood types and bone structure.
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|Noun||1.||physical anthropology - the branch of anthropology dealing with the genesis and variation of human beings|
anthropology - the social science that studies the origins and social relationships of human beings
craniometry - the branch of physical anthropology dealing with the study and measurement of dry skulls after removal of its soft parts