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Auxology is the study of human physical growth.

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Auxology is sometimes called auxanology.

The story of mankind - growth of human skull
The story of mankind - growth of human skull


Auxology derives its name from Greek αὔξω, auxō, or αὐξάνω, auxanō, "grow"; and -λογία, -logia)


Auxology is a meta-term covering the study of all aspects of human physical growth (though it is also a fundamental of biology, generally speaking).


Auxology is a highly multi-disciplinary science involving health sciences/medicine (pediatrics, general practice, endocrinology, neuroendocrinology, physiology, epidemiology), and to a lesser extent: nutrition, genetics, anthropology, anthropometry, ergonomics, history, economic history, economics, socioeconomics, sociology, public health and psychology, among others.

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