ectomorphic

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

Definition of ectomorphic

  1. 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. 2 :  characterized by a lean slender body build with slight muscular development

Origin and Etymology of ectomorphic

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


First Known Use: 1940


Medical Dictionary

ectomorphic

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

Medical Definition of ectomorphic

  1. 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 1, mesomorphic 2a

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

ectomorphy

\ˈek-tə-ˌmȯr-fē\play noun plural

ectomorphies


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