ectomorph

[ ek-tuh-mawrf ]
/ ˈɛk təˌmɔrf /

noun

a person of the ectomorphic type.

Origin of ectomorph

First recorded in 1935–40; ecto- + -morph
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British Dictionary definitions for ectomorph

ectomorph

/ (ˈɛktəʊˌmɔːf) /

noun

a person with a thin body build: said to be correlated with cerebrotoniaCompare endomorph, mesomorph

Derived Forms

ectomorphic, adjectiveectomorphy, noun
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Medicine definitions for ectomorph

ectomorph

[ ĕktə-môrf′ ]

n.

An individual having a lean, slightly muscular body build in which tissues derived from the embryonic ectoderm predominate.

Related forms

ec′to•morphic adj.ecto•mor′phy n.
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