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ectomorph

 [ek´to-morf]
an individual having a type of body build in which ectodermal tissues predominate: there is relatively slight development of both the visceral and body structures, the body being linear and delicate.

ec·to·morph

(ek'tō-mōrf),
A constitutional body type or build (biotype or somatotype) in which tissues originating from the ectoderm predominate; from a morphological standpoint, the limbs predominate over the trunk.
Synonym(s): longitype
[ecto- + G. morphē, form]

ectomorph

(ĕk′tə-môrf′)
n.
An individual having a lean, slightly muscular body build in which tissues derived from the embryonic ectoderm predominate.

ec′to·mor′phic adj.
ec′to·mor′phy n.

ec·to·morph

(ek'tō-mōrf)
A constitutional body type or build (biotype or somatotype) in which tissues originating from the ectoderm predominate; from a morphologic standpoint, the limbs predominate over the trunk.
[ecto- + G. morphē, form]

ectomorph

One of the arbitrarily classified body types (SOMATOTYPES). Ectomorphic people are lean and moderately muscled.

ec·to·morph

(ek'tō-mōrf)
A constitutional body type or build (biotype or somatotype) in which tissues originating from the ectoderm predominate; limbs predominate over trunk.
[ecto- + G. morphē, form]
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Ruiz cites several famous female ectomorphs like Natalie Portman and Taylor Swift, and famous male ectomorphs like Bradley Cooper, Ryan Gosling and Stephen Curry.
When compiling all 81 participants the mean numbers for somatotype ratings are as follows: endomorph 3.86 [+ or -] 1.65, mesomorph 4.59 [+ or -] 1.54, and ectomorph 2.34 [+ or -] 1.28.
Endomorph body types, regardless of gender, have significantly higher compliance when compared to both ectomorph and mesomorph body types.
The ectomorph was found to be a combination of the collectively positive characteristics that were associated with the mesomorph stereotype and the collectively negative characteristics connected to the endomorph stereotype.
Mark says most people fall into one of three body types and can be classed as a mesomorph, ectomorph or endomorph.
The average weight and BMI of the research sample indicates that average weight of the ectomorph females was 41 kg with the BMI of 16 and this reflected that they were under weight.
Therefore, of the original thirty volunteers, only twelve matched the criteria for extreme endomorph, mesomorph, and ectomorph, and completed the full research project.
Other materials used included three photographs obtained from magazines, each depicting one of three different body types that can be best described as an endomorph, a mesomorph, and an ectomorph (Sheldon, Stevens, & Tucker, 1940).
The chillmg story of William Sheldon, the doctor who invented the terms "ectomorph," "mesomorph," and "endomorph," whose doctrines on body and spirit caused colleges to take naked posture photographs of male and female students through the 1960s (and to require courses to improve posture), connected Protestant claims of superiority to race and class discrimination (136).
It's difficult for an athlete with such inherited characteristics (categorized as an "ectomorph") to achieve a significant increase in weight.