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Definition of ectomorph

: an ectomorphic individual

Examples of ectomorph in a Sentence

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, "Should You Be Eating 7 Meals a Day?," 19 June 2017

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First Known Use of ectomorph

1940, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ectomorph

ectoderm + -morph

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“Ectomorph.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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Medical Definition of ectomorph

: an ectomorphic individual

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