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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.
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(Anatomy) a person with a thin body build: said to be correlated with cerebrotonia. Compare endomorph, mesomorph
ˌectoˈmorphic adj
ˈectoˌmorphy n
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(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"
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[ˈektəʊˌmɔːf] Nectomorfo m
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nektomorpher Konstitutionstyp
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References in periodicals archive ?
BNT (3.0-2.0-3.6) showed an endomorphic ectomorph somatotype and PNT (2.3-2.1-3.7) was classified as balanced ectomorph somatotype.
Everyone belongs to one of three somatotypes: ectomorph, mesomorph and endomorph.
I was the boniest beanpole in my class, an ectomorph and now I'm a professional bodybuilder with a European title."
Many face challenges while gaining muscle mass, and fast bowlers, in particular, are leaner and have an ectomorph body type.
###*Somatic typology: ectomorph, mesomorph,###Characteristics of somatic typologies.
[19] also found significantly higher endomorphic and significantly lower mesomorphic scores in inactive individuals, while they found that athletes were mesomorphic ectomorph. Similarly, Bandyopadhyay [20] found significantly higher mesomorphic scores in volleyball and football players, while ectomorphy component was significantly higher only in the volleyball group.
Focusing on physical characteristics, Sheldon (1954)_ developed a type theory suggested that there were three types of body build: endomorph, ectomorph and mesomrph.
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) 2.5 (0.9) 3.1 (0.6) 4.2(1.3) Juvenile (n = 11) 3.8(1.3) 3.9 (0.7) 3.5(1.3) Adult (n = 12) 4.3 (0.8) 3.9(1.2) 2.4 (0.9) Total (N = 27) 3.7(1.4) 3.8(1.3) 3.2(1.3) Values as median and interquartile range Table 4.