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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.
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Researchers first took anthropometric measurements on participants to determine each participant's somatotype rating and then functional movement abilities were assessed in real-time using the FMS.
Koskolou, "Anthropometric, body composition and somatotype differences of Greek elite female basketball, volleyball and handball players, " The Journal of sports medicine and physical fitness, vol.
The mean of each set of measurements for each somatotype grouping was then determined.
Somatotypes revisited: Have the media changed our perception of the female body image?
Reading Foerstel's autobiographic account of somatotype photography on Manus, I am somewhat shocked, but eager to find out what she has to say, besides condemning Mead for not seeking villagers' consent.
In particular, their somatotype and body composition must be compatible with the technical requirements of basic movements and other activities, including the grace of dancing (5).
More favorable distribution pattern somatotype identified in areas with CES (Table 5).
7) Mengli assessed the differences in somatotype and body composition in female Taekwondo athletes at different competitive levels and concluded that elite female athletes are more mesomorphic and have less fat than collegiate female athletes in Taekwondo.
Claessens AL, Beunen GP, Nuyts MM, et al: Body structure, somatotype, maturation and motor performance of girls in ballet schooling.