skinfold thickness measurement
skinfold thickness measurementA method of assessing the amount of fat under the skin by means of special calipers, sprung to exert a standard pressure and fitted with a scale. Skinfold thickness measurements may more accurately assess obesity than weighing.
skinfold thickness measurement,
n a noninvasive, quantitative technique for determining a person's body fat composition by measuring the width of the subcutaneous fat with calipers at various skinfold sites on the body, such as the triceps, suprailiac, biceps, and subscapular.