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ectomorph

 [ek´to-morf]
an individual having a type of body build in which ectodermal tissues predominate: there is relatively slight development of both the visceral and body structures, the body being linear and delicate.

ec·to·morph

(ek'tō-mōrf),
A constitutional body type or build (biotype or somatotype) in which tissues originating from the ectoderm predominate; from a morphological standpoint, the limbs predominate over the trunk.
Synonym(s): longitype
[ecto- + G. morphē, form]

ectomorph

(ĕk′tə-môrf′)
n.
An individual having a lean, slightly muscular body build in which tissues derived from the embryonic ectoderm predominate.

ec′to·mor′phic adj.
ec′to·mor′phy n.

ectomorph

[ek′təmôrf′]
Etymology: Gk, ektos + morphe, form
a person whose physique is characterized by slenderness, fragility, and a predominance of structures derived from the ectoderm. Compare endomorph, mesomorph. See also asthenic habitus.

ec·to·morph

(ek'tō-mōrf)
A constitutional body type or build (biotype or somatotype) in which tissues originating from the ectoderm predominate; from a morphologic standpoint, the limbs predominate over the trunk.
[ecto- + G. morphē, form]

ectomorph

One of the arbitrarily classified body types (SOMATOTYPES). Ectomorphic people are lean and moderately muscled.

ectomorph,

n one of the three somatotypes described by W.H. Sheldon, characterized by a linear, thin, delicate body with small bone and muscle structure and mass. See also somatotype.

ec·to·morph

(ek'tō-mōrf)
A constitutional body type or build (biotype or somatotype) in which tissues originating from the ectoderm predominate; limbs predominate over trunk.
[ecto- + G. morphē, form]

ectomorph (ek´tōmôrf),

n a constitutional body type (Sheldon's classification) characterized by long, fragile bones and a highly developed nervous system.