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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.
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(Anthropology & Ethnology) a type or classification of physique or body build. See endomorph, mesomorph, ectomorph
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bodily structure, proportions, appearance, and development.
[1820–30; < French < Latin physicus]
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a particular type of human physique. Cf. ectomorphy, endomorphy, mesomorphy.
See also: Body, Human
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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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References in periodicals archive ?
Somatotyping components (endomorphy-mesomorphy-ectomorphy) were calculated according to Carter and Heath method (Carter & Heath, 1990), using the somatotype software (SomatotypeV.1_2_5).
Somatotyping: development and applications, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
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.
Sheldon (1954) also did considerable work in the area of female somatotyping. He suggested that female's physiques are much more endomorphics than that of males.