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somatotype

 [so-mat´o-tīp]
a particular type of body build.
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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.
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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.
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so·mat·o·type

(sō-mat'ō-tīp)
The constitutional or body type of an individual or with a particular personality type.
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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.
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Comparison of Somatotype Values of Football Players in Two Professional League Football Teams According to the Positions.
Understanding the somatic traits of a specific discipline that may differentiate relevant qualities for establishing an association between body dimensions and the best dynamic performance is a challenge for kinanthropometrists and sport science researchers (Landers et al., 2000; Kandel et al., 2014) Therefore, the objective of the present study was to determine and analyze the body composition and somatotype by sex of young 10km race walkers who participated in a sports competition in Arica, Chile, in 2015.
Six different somatotypes were determined from 146 participants in the study.
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.
Table 2: Somatotype of the Malaysian and Pakistani Cricketers
Each of the participants, while looking at the front-view illustrations representing ectomorph, mesomorph, and endomorph somatotypes, were asked, "Which one is __?" with the appropriate adjective being inserted in the blank, e.g., "Which one is loud?" The 12 bipolar adjectives were as follows:
The larger sample size would be helpful in determining if the vertical chest wall movements and separate movement patterns of the three somatotypes observed among these singers are due simply to inexperience.
In the fifty years since Sheldon and Stevens (1942) conducted their somatotype research, the negative characteristics associated with the thin, or ectomorphic, body build have dwindled.
While the importance of including some comment on these perspectives is readily apparent, it is strange to see Sheldon's somatotypes included among "new directions."
Sheldon's somatotypes. Sheldon distinguished between three templates--endomorph, mesomorph, and ectomorph--and combined them into hundreds of variations with physical, emotional, and psychological characteristics.
For both somatotypes, a Bonferroni correction revealed significant differences between beginners and cadets.