somatotyping


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somatotyping

 [so-mat″o-tīp´ing]
objective classification of individuals according to type of body build.

somatotyping

objective classification of animals according to type of body build.
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The Heath-Carter method was used for somatotyping as described in Heath and Carter's instruction manual (6).
11) Therefore, they modified previous somatotyping classification protocols.
Without these costly and time-consuming procedures, an expert system is no better than jury-selection experts who rely solely on personal intuition or even pseudoscience such as graphology, personology, and somatotyping.
For example, somatotyping describes an individual's overall physique in terms of the endomorphic (roundness), mesomorphic (muscularity), and ectomorphic (linearity) characteristics.