stature

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stature

[′stach·ər]
(anthropology)
A measure of the distance from the floor to the vertex of the head, taken either front or back as the subject stands erectly with heels together.
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Human height has increased in Europe in recent centuries, plainly because of environmental differences, yet Europeans of 300 years ago and Europeans of today are all plainly human.
Just over two decades ago, those vast treetop expanses a hundred feet or more above the ground eluded science Besides technical challenges, a huge obstacle was the belief that what held true in a jungle at human height held true for a jungle's entire height.
He compares in "Desert Thirst" human height with the length of the river:
Just like human height, human cognitive functioning along many dimensions is affected by a variety of factors: the food we eat, the paint in our homes, the air we breathe, among others.
After activation, it rolls out, deploys several antenna-like cameras, and raises itself up to human height to begin work.
Walsh, the co-award recipient from UCSF, hopes that by investigating genetic factors with a particular focus on those genes known to contribute to human height, he can decipher key elements about the underlying biology of osteosarcoma initiation.
Adding up Most variation in human height is genetic, but studies looking at common changes in DNA have failed to account for a huge portion.
For one thing, di Suvero's constructions forcefully stretch in space, seeming to expand as they do so, while Smith's works are sedately concentrated in themselves, generally rising to just a little more than human height.
Researchers around the world are using the Affymetrix whole-genome SNP panels to identify the genetic causes of complex diseases and quantitative traits, such as human height," said Mindy Lee-Olsen, senior director of academic marketing at Affymetrix.