ectomorph

noun

ec·​to·​morph ˈek-tə-ˌmȯrf How to pronounce ectomorph (audio)
: an ectomorphic individual

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web However, Rumsey says most people fall into one of three body types—the ectomorph, the endomorph, and the mesomorph. Korin Miller, Glamour, 19 June 2017

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Word History

Etymology

ectoderm + -morph

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ectomorph was in 1940

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“Ectomorph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ectomorph. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

ectomorph

noun

ec·​to·​morph ˈek-tə-ˌmȯrf How to pronounce ectomorph (audio)
: an ectomorphic individual

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