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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

the general physical appearance of an individual human body. Three commonly used terms for body types are ectomorph, describing a thin, fragile physique; endomorph, denoting a round, soft body; and mesomorph, indicating a muscular, athletic body of average size. See also asthenic habitus, athletic habitus, ectomorph, endomorph, mesomorph, pyknic.

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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