Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Distal Thigh Circumference

Anthropometric measurement of distance around the lower thigh as measured with a tape measure placed just superior to the femoral epicondyles and passed horizontally around the thigh. Combined with the other thigh circumferences, used for estimations of body density, adiposity, lean body mass, and for various applications in human engineering.

See midthigh circumference, proximal thigh circumference.

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