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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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The pistol may bulge more protuberantly on skinny Eddie Ectomorph, who may also find it digs more uncomfortably into his body.
The sample of variables included: body mass, body height, and three somatotype characteristics (mesomorph, ectomorph, and endomorph) and data on injuries over the preceding year.
No significant differences were found between the age, training experience, body height, body mass, BMI, FFM, endomorph and ectomorph variables of Greco-Roman and Freestyle except "Mesomorphy".
The four categories are central (no dominance), endomorph, mesomorph, and ectomorph (Figure 1) (6).
Components Categories Endomorph Mesomorph Ectomorph Child (n = 4) 2.
Table 2 shows no significant difference in the somatotype values of height-weight ratio, endomorph, mesomorph, ectomorph, and in the hand grip and back strength.
Each product is uniquely designed to address the three body types--endomorph, ectomorph, and mesomorph--through organically "constitutionally" formulated products made with marine plants, herbs, essential oils, and medicinal clays.
A person who is an ectomorph would be more likely to be able to use a smaller RED proportion and an endomorph would use a larger RED proportion.
13) Investigator 1 assigned participants to the appropriate group based on visual approximation using the definitions of mesomorph, endomorph and ectomorph.
Ectomorph – usually tall, with a naturally slim build, lean muscles and long limbs.
Hrithik talks extensively about his fitness regime as well, concentrating on how an ectomorph like him faced challenges in gaining muscle.
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.