ectomorphic

adjective
ec·​to·​mor·​phic | \ˌek-tə-ˈmȯr-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

First Known Use of ectomorphic

1940, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ectomorphic

ectoderm + -morphic; from the predominance in such types of structures developed from the ectoderm

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ectomorphic

adjective
ec·​to·​mor·​phic | \ˌek-tə-ˈmȯr-fik \

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 — compare endomorphic sense 1, mesomorphic sense 2a

2 : having a light body build — compare endomorphic sense 2, mesomorphic sense 2b

Other Words from ectomorphic

ectomorphy \ˈek-​tə-​ˌmȯr-​fē \ noun plural ectomorphies

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