somatotype

noun
so·​mato·​type | \ sō-ˈma-tə-ˌtīp How to pronounce somatotype (audio) \

Definition of somatotype

: body type : physique

First Known Use of somatotype

1940, in the meaning defined above

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somatotype

noun
so·​ma·​to·​type | \ ˈsō-mət-ə-ˌtīp How to pronounce somatotype (audio) , sō-ˈmat-ə- How to pronounce somatotype (audio) \

Medical Definition of somatotype

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a body type or physique especially in a system of classification based on the relative development of ectomorphic, endomorphic, and mesomorphic components

Other Words from somatotype

somatotypic \ -​ˌtip-​ik How to pronounce somatotypic (audio) \ adjective
somatotypically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce somatotypically (audio) \ adverb

somatotype

transitive verb
somatotyped; somatotyping

Medical Definition of somatotype (Entry 2 of 2)

: to determine the somatotype of (as a human body) : classify according to physique

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