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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.


(Anatomy) a person with a thin body build: said to be correlated with cerebrotonia. Compare endomorph, mesomorph
ˌectoˈmorphic adj
ˈectoˌmorphy n


(ˈɛk təˌmɔrf)

a person of the ectomorphic type.
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Noun1.ectomorph - a person with a thin body
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"


[ˈektəʊˌmɔːf] Nectomorfo m


nektomorpher Konstitutionstyp
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Secondly, he addresses the ectomorph, the guy who struggles to gain weight, and shares his fitness plan.
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.
If you have difficulty gaining weight, then you are probably an ectomorph body type.
Body type was not formally assessed though anecdotally the within subject participant, from which the full data set was attained, possessed ectomorph characteristics.
Ectomorph – usually tall, with a naturally slim build, lean muscles and long limbs.
Integral to the program is the determination of one's constitution, based on three distinct types: ectomorph, endomorph, and mesomorph.
In another piece, an explanation of Sheldon's (1940) 'Somotypes' is provided by means of the use of three male avatars with the physical attributes of Endomorph, Mesomorph and Ectomorph, who are introduced to the student audience by a female avatar who then goes on to explain which type, according to Sheldon, might be prone to commit crime.
Mark says most people fall into one of three body types and can be classed as a mesomorph, ectomorph or endomorph.
Hrithik talks extensively about his fitness regime as well, concentrating on how an ectomorph like him faced challenges in gaining muscle.
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.