ectomorphic


ec·to·mor·phic

adjective \ˌek-tə-ˈmr-fik\

Definition of ECTOMORPHIC

1
:  of or relating to the component in W. H. Sheldon's classification of body types that measures the body's degree of slenderness, angularity, and fragility
2
:  characterized by a lean slender body build with slight muscular development

Origin of ECTOMORPHIC

ectoderm + -morphic; from the predominance in such types of structures developed from the ectoderm
First Known Use: 1940

ec·to·mor·phic

adjective \ˌek-tə-ˈmr-fik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ECTOMORPHIC

1
: of or relating to the component in W. H. Sheldon's classification of body types that measures the body's degree of slenderness, angularity, and fragility
2
: having a light body build—compare endomorphic 2, mesomorphic 2b
ec·to·mor·phy \ˈek-tə-ˌmr-fē\ noun, plural ec·to·mor·phies

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