Definition of body composition in English:

body composition


  • 1A composite material used in a manufacturing process, especially to form a base coat of enamel or the body of a piece of pottery.

  • 2The chemical constituents or tissues of which a living organism is composed; especially the relative proportion of fat and lean tissue in the body of a human or animal.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Andrew Ure (1778–1857), chemist.