a branch of anthropology dealing with measurement of the human body to determine differences in individuals, groups, etc.: it is used in medicine, space programs, archaeology, etc.
The study of human body measurement for use in anthropological classification and comparison.
- an′thro·po·met′ric an′thro·po·met′ri·cal
(countable and uncountable, plural anthropometries)
- The science of measuring the human body in order to ascertain the average dimensions of the human form at different ages, and in different divisions of race, class, etc.
From Ancient Greek ἄνθρωπος (anthrōpos, “human”) + μέτρον (metron, “measure”).