ponderal index

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pon·der·al in·dex

cube root of body weight times 100 divided by height in cm.

ponderal index

The ratio of an individual's height to the cube root of his or her weight; used to determine body mass.
See: body mass index
See also: index
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Other studies have indicated a disproportionate weight-to-height ratio with higher ponderal indices in infants and body mass indices in older children.