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body mass indexnoun [C]

uk   us   (abbreviation BMI)
a ​measurement of a person's ​weight in ​relation to ​theirheight, used to ​find out if they are too ​fat: Obesity for ​adults was ​defined as a ​bodymassindex of 30 or ​greater.
(Definition of body mass index from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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