somatotype

noun so·mato·type \ sō-ˈma-tə-ˌtīp \

Definition of somatotype

: body type : physique

First Known Use of somatotype

1940


Medical Dictionary

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somatotype

noun so·ma·to·type \ ˈsō-mət-ə-ˌtīp , sō-ˈmat-ə- \

medical Definition of somatotype

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

somatotypic

play \-ˌtip-ik\ adjective

somatotypically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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somatotype

transitive verb

medical Definition of somatotype

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

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