ectomorph


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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.

ectomorph

[ek′təmôrf′]
Etymology: Gk, ektos + morphe, form
a person whose physique is characterized by slenderness, fragility, and a predominance of structures derived from the ectoderm. Compare endomorph, mesomorph. See also asthenic habitus.

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.

ectomorph,

n one of the three somatotypes described by W.H. Sheldon, characterized by a linear, thin, delicate body with small bone and muscle structure and mass. See also somatotype.

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]

ectomorph (ek´tōmôrf),

n a constitutional body type (Sheldon's classification) characterized by long, fragile bones and a highly developed nervous system.
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Four simplified somatotype categories: a) endomorph, b) ectomorph, c) mesomorph, and d) neutral categories respectively.
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Each of the participants, while looking at the front-view illustrations representing ectomorph, mesomorph, and endomorph somatotypes, were asked, "Which one is __?
Younger ectomorphs can suffer from "skinny fat" - they look great with their clothes on but awful when naked as they have very little muscle mass.
In order to get the ideal body size the ectomorphs and endomorphs tend to experience more stress.
Ectomorphs, on the other hand, tend to appear lean with limited body fat and muscle mass.
Women can either be a long and lean ectomorph, a robust mesomorph, like Sophia Loren or a curvaceous endomorph, like Marilyn Monroe.
All of us fall into three basic body types- ectomorph, mesomorph and endomorph- and your body's blueprint is pretty much determined on the day you are born.
It described three basic human body types: the endomorph, characterized by a preponderance of body fat; the mesomorph, marked by a well-developed musculature; and the ectomorph, distinguished by a lack of either much fat or muscle tissue - in other words, lean and slightly muscular.
GMTV's Ms Phillips has a slim, ectomorph body, so it is hard to understand why she is doing a video for women who are pear-shaped, apple-shaped, or hourglass-shaped.