body mass index

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body mass index

[¦bäd·ē ¦mas ‚in·deks]
(medicine)
An estimation of the amount of fat stored in adipose tissue that can be calculated by dividing the body weight in kilograms by the square of the height in meters. Abbreviated BMI.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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