body density

bod·y den·si·ty

(bod'ē den'si-tē)
The quotient of mass divided by volume, used in the calculation of body composition.

body density,

n a noninvasive, quantitative technique for determining an individual's body fat composition by calculating the specific gravity of the subject. This involves comparing the weight of the body inside and outside of water.
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Total mass in air and water (grams) were determined to assess crab body density (grams per cubic centimeter) as
Body density = [mass in air/(mass in air - mass in water)] x density of water
Crabs that died during the experiments were also measured and dissected, but their body density was not assessed.
Three-factor ANOVAs (experiment 1: molt, ration, and temperature) and 2-factor ANOVAs (experiment 2: molt and temperature regime) were used to test for molt and treatment effects on crab body density (untransformed data), digestive gland, merus muscle and gonad mass (log-transformed data), and tissue moisture contents (arcsin-transformed data).
Body density decreased markedly at the time of ecdysis, but was also influenced by ration and temperature particularly in nonmolters (Fig.
The BodPod, a body density chamber that quickly and accurately calculates a person's lean body mass using a patented air displacement technology.
To help sumo wrestlers maintain this delicate balance, researchers at Hirosaki University, Aomori, Japan, sought a method to accurately assess their body density.
Body density was calculated using the formulas of Jackson et al.
Generalized equations for predicted body density of men.