akimbo span

akimbo span

[ə′kim‚bō ‚span]
(anthropology)
The distance measured between elbow points when the subject stands with arms flexed in a horizontal plane, with the wrists straight, palms down, fingers straight and together, and the thumbs touching the chest; or the distance measured with upper arms horizontal, forearms vertical.
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