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EtymologyEdit

body +‎ weight

NounEdit

bodyweight (countable and uncountable, plural bodyweights)

  1. The weight or mass of an organism.
    • 2008 November 12, Sonja B. Hofer, et el., “Experience leaves a lasting structural trace in cortical circuits”, Nature Volume 457 No. 7227, doi:10.1038/nature07487:
      C57BL/6 mice (postnatal day 45–100) expressing enhanced GFP under the Thy-1 promoter in a small subset of cortical neurons (line GFP-M 18 ) were anaesthetized with an intraperitoneal injection of ketamine (0.14 mg per gram of bodyweight) and xylazine (0.01 mg per gram of bodyweight).

AdjectiveEdit

bodyweight (not comparable)

  1. Employing a person's own weight as resistance to movement for the purpose of physical exercise.
    Without access to a gym, Steve focused on bodyweight work.
  2. Performed with no additional resistance beyond a person's own weight.
    As a warmup, Jennifer did ten bodyweight squats.