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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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Everyone belongs to one of three somatotypes: ectomorph, mesomorph and endomorph.
Of the three body types investigated, the mesomorphs and ectomorphs were found to be very similar, while the endomorphs were significantly more compliant from the other groups.
Mark says most people fall into one of three body types and can be classed as a mesomorph, ectomorph or endomorph.
"For ectomorphs we generally recommend exercises which are good for the whole body.
Dietary intake of researched sample indicated that most of the ectomorphs (42%) used to take protein and vitamin rich food and 23% used to eat take away food.
For ectomorphs the figure was at least three points higher than the mesomorphic and endomorphic figures.
Eat little and often - ectomorphs burn off a lot of calories through nervous energy.
Rob Harris from Fitness First health club, Bromborough, says: ``It is generally accepted that there are three body types, known as ectomorphs, mesomorphs and endomorphs.
Ectomorphs are built for endurance sports which require stamina building.