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 (sō-măt′ə-tīp′, sō′mə-tə-)
The structure or build of a person, especially to the extent to which it exhibits the characteristics of an ectomorph, an endomorph, or a mesomorph.

so·mat′o·typ′ic (-tĭp′ĭk) adj.


(Anthropology & Ethnology) a type or classification of physique or body build. See endomorph, mesomorph, ectomorph



bodily structure, proportions, appearance, and development.
[1820–30; < French < Latin physicus]


a particular type of human physique. Cf. ectomorphy, endomorphy, mesomorphy.
See also: Body, Human
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.somatotype - a category of physique
body-build, build, physique, habitus - constitution of the human body
asthenic type, ectomorphy - slender, weak, and lightweight
endomorphy, pyknic type - round, fat, and heavy
athletic type, mesomorphy - muscular and big-boned
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Height and weight norms for adult Estonian men and women (aged 20-70 years) and ways of somatotyping using a height-weight classification.
Somatotyping is a technique that provides a numerical summary of an individual's physique and is used to classify individuals by body type (6).
Anthropometric characteristics, body composition and somatotyping of high and low performer shot putters.
His method, somatotyping, was a process of quantifying fat measurements at selected locations of a person's body.