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type

 [tīp]
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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Other researchers have also noted the prevalence of disordered eating among fashion models (e.g., Brenner & Cunningham, 1992) and the severe health risks associated with achieving a very thin body type. Women whose body fat falls below 22% are much more susceptible to infertility, amenorrhea, ovarian and endometrial cancer, and osteoporosis (Seid, 1989).
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While endomorphs have a harder time than other body types in losing fat, this can be done with some extra effort.
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The only photographs in the book come early, in the "constitutional' section; five blindfolded male nudes are lined up, and from the contrast of their body types we are supposed to learn that "mesomorphs deficient in ectomorphy'-- that is, well-muscled, non-lanky young men-- are more likely to turn to crime.
In plainspeak, a dress can be disreputably difficult to pull off, depending on your body type. Wear a balloon frock on big bums and you end up looking stodgy.
According to Harrell, attitudes, unlike height or body type, are developed, not predetermined, and can be changed.
If you have never done yoga before, keep in mind your age, your lifestyle regarding fitness and flexibility, and your body type, for these are factors that affect one's ability to do yoga with ease.
In fact, you can often spot the distance runner by their characteristic body type: slim, lean, speed and endurance machines.
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