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ectomorphic

[ ek-tuh-mawr-fik ]
/ ˌɛk təˈmɔr fɪk /
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adjective

having a thin body build, roughly characterized by the relative prominence of structures developed from the embryonic ectoderm (contrasted with endomorphic, mesomorphic).

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Origin of ectomorphic

First recorded in 1935–40; ecto- + -morphic

OTHER WORDS FROM ectomorphic

ec·to·morph·y, noun
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