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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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Using FMS to evaluate functional movement patterns of the simplified somatotype categories would provide a better understanding of the relationship between somatotype classification and fundamental movement abilities.
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).
The anthropometric variables were measured as stature, body mass, sums of eight skinfolds, six girths, five lengths, five breadths, four somatotype values, along with hand grip and back strengths.
The differences between the somatotypes were compared using a repeated measure ANOVA.
The selection process is built on the basis of predictive guided physical standards whether anthropometric or body composition function somatotypes along with some physical abilities and motor signs Level and skill of the players with a heroic level global, international and Olympic.
Carter [4] reported that Somatotype explained from 25% to 60% of the variance in physical fitness tests.
Aim of this study was to investigate the effect of age on selected body composition parameters (BF, FM and FFM) and somatotype across adolescence, as well as to compare adolescent age groups with child and adult control groups with respect to these traits.
In this study, the aim is to compare body compositions, anthropometric measurement and somatotypes of sportsmen and sedentary students at the age of 16 in the province of Kayseri.
In this study, it was aimed to investigate somatotypes of Erciyes University students which were studying in different colleges and faculties.
For the research group anthropometric measurements were applied to calculate BMi, body fat percentage, fat free mass (FMM), somatotype rates and some biomotoric test protocols which are pinch, hand grip, leg strength, vertical jumps, speed, agility, flexibility and balance abilities so that the study was determined profiles and compared variables for Olympic level Greco-Roman and Freestyle wrestlers.