Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Brachycormic

In reference to the cormic index, with an index of 50.90 or less; such an individual has short limbs in relation to trunk size. All humans are brachycormic in infancy. The most brachycormic human populations are found in the Far East and the Arctic region of North America.

Cf. brachyskelia.

See metriocormic, macrocormic.

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