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Related to body fat: Body fat percentage
bod·y fat(bod'ē fat)
The percentage of adipose tissue compared with muscle estimated by underwater weighing, calculating the ratio of weight in kilograms to height in meters, and/or estimating bioelectrical impedance of the body.
The portion of the human body that consists of fat. This is estimated in several ways: by hydrodensitometry, by calculating the ratio of weight in kilograms to height in meters squared (Quetelet index), and more recently, by estimating bioelectrical impedance of the body. None of these methods provides a precise indicator of body composition, but bioelectrical impedance is the simplest, least expensive, and most nearly accurate.
See also: fat