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type

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the general or prevailing character of any particular case, such as of a disease, person, or substance.
type A a behavior pattern characterized by excessive competitiveness and aggressiveness. See type A behavior.
asthenic type a constitutional type marked by a slender body, long neck, long, flat chest and abdomen, and poor muscular development.
athletic type a constitutional type marked by broad shoulders, deep chest, flat abdomen, thick neck, and good muscular development.
blood type
2. the phenotype of an individual with respect to a blood group system.
body type (constitutional type) a constellation of traits related to body build.
phage type a subgroup of a bacterial species susceptible to a particular bacteriophage and demonstrated by phage typing. Called also lysotype and phagotype.
pyknic type a constitutional type marked by rounded body, large chest, thick shoulders, broad head, and short neck.

body type

Fringe endocrinology
A hypothesis advanced in 1983 by an American physician, Elliot Abravanel, MD, that a person’s body type is a function of the dominant endocrine organ, and that each type of person craves and overeats certain foods in an effort to stimulate that organ; according to this hypothesis, there are various forms of obesity and the role of the physician treating obesity is to determine the patient’s body type and tailor a diet and exercise plan that addresses the person’s body type.

body type

Classification of the human body according to muscle and fat distribution.
See: ectomorph; endomorph; mesomorph; somatotype
See also: type
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Knowing one's body type can make one's expectations more realistic.
If you want to knit sweaters that make you look great, you also have to think about your body type and the garment's silhouette.
With respect to the development of a foam human analogue mannequin for manual skills training, it is important to respect that some body types have differing soft tissue compliance in the thoracic spine paraspinal musculature.
A study by Lerner and Gellert (1969) of 45 white middle class kindergarten children looking at same-sex silhouettes representing thin (ectomorph), average (mesomorph), and obese (endomorph) somatotypes indicated that 86% of the children had an aversion to the endomorphic body type. There were 24 males and 21 females in that study with a mean age of 5.84 years (SD=.27).
Each client is offered a course of treatment that is customised to their individual needs and concerns, geared to their body type, genetics, personality, conditions and preferences.
That was nine years ago and it's a lifestyle she has decided to share in her book Eat Right For Your Body Type.
The reason for this could be that the exercise routine being followed is either incomplete or wrong for your particular body type.
If you look really hard, page by page, you can find some regular body types, like the couple in the corner of page 28.
Adjustable-length paddles will give you a further advantage, as they accommodate a variety of water depths, body types, and boat widths.
In the second of this three-part series looking at the three different body types we are taking a look at the ectomorphic:
Growden hand-picked several student models of varying body types, using a "before" and "after" fashion show-like format to contrast outfits (kind of like MTV's Real World meets the Real World).
Farley acknowledges another advantage of being part of Toyota: the capability to perform body engineering, which, he says allows them to have "unique silhouettes." "We have probably 50 body types in Japan.