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somatotype

 [so-mat´o-tīp]
a particular type of body build.

so·mat·o·type

(sō-mat'ō-tīp),
1. The constitutional or body type of a person.
2. The particular constitutional or body type associated with a particular personality type.

somatotype

/so·mato·type/ (so-mat´o-tīp) a particular type of body build.

somatotype

(sō-măt′ə-tīp′, sō′mə-tə-)
n.
The structure or build of a person, especially to the extent to which it exhibits the characteristics of an ectomorph, an endomorph, or a mesomorph.

so·mat′o·typ′ic (-tĭp′ĭk) adj.

somatotype

[sō′mətōtīp′]
Etymology: Gk, soma + typos, mark
1 body build or physique.
2 the classification of individuals according to body build on the basis of certain physical characteristics. The primary types are ectomorph, endomorph, and mesomorph.

so·mat·o·type

(sō-mat'ō-tīp)
The constitutional or body type of an individual or with a particular personality type.

somatotype

The physical build of a person. A body type, claimed by some, with little evidence, to have a reliable correlation with personality. See also ECTOMORPH, ENDOMORPH, MESOMORPH.

somatotype,

n a person's physique or body type. The importance of the somatotype toward health has been recognized since the time of Hippocrates, and the somatotype is currently regarded as the physical expression of lifelong interaction between a person's genotype and his or her environment. See also ectomorph, endomorph, and mesomorph.
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Somatotype.
somatotype, Heath-Carter,
n.pr a modern model for determining somatotypes; used by sports educators and anthropologists and has some clinical use in identifying predisposition to physical and psychologic illness. See also ectomorphy, endomorphy, mesomorphy, and somatotype.

somatotype

a particular type of body build.