somatometry


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somatometry

 [so″mah-tom´ĕ-tre]
measurement of the dimensions of the entire body.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

so·ma·tom·e·try

(sō'mă-tom'ĕ-trē),
Classification of people according to body form, and relation of the types to physiologic and psychological characteristics.
[somato- + G. metron, measure]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

so·ma·tom·e·try

(sō'mă-tom'ĕ-trē)
Classifying people according to body form and physiologic and psychological characteristics.
[somato- + G. metron, measure]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Weight and Somatometry. Although the fetuses of both DRs and CRs were obtained in the morning 21 DPC, the weight (6.27 g versus 3.61 g), crown-rump length (4.05 cm versus 3.30 cm), nasooccipital length (1.67 cm versus 1.34 cm), tail length (1.53 cm versus 1.34 cm), and waist circumference (1.45 cm versus 1.13 cm) were significantly lower among the morphologically normal fetuses of the DRs compared with those of the CRs (Table 4).
In contrast, the F21 and NBs of the DR group showed differences in morphology (Figures 2(b) and 3(b)) and somatometry (Table 4) consistent with the variations in chronological age (21 versus 23 DPC).
Identification of personal height from the somatometry of the hand in Punjabi males.