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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.
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Mark says most people fall into one of three body types and can be classed as a mesomorph, ectomorph or endomorph.
For ectomorphs we generally recommend exercises which are good for the whole body.
As far as diet is concerned, the simple rule for ectomorphs is they should consume more calories than they burn.
In the case of male respondents the mean weight of the ectomorphs was 50 kg with BMI of 16.
Dietary intake of researched sample indicated that most of the ectomorphs (42%) used to take protein and vitamin rich food and 23% used to eat take away food.
Eat little and often - ectomorphs burn off a lot of calories through nervous energy.
Much to the annoyance of ectomorphs and endomorphs, it's true that mesomorphs can get away with doing less and achieving more.
Female ectomorphs may put weight on their hips and thighs but they're more likely to worry about being too thin.