leptosome

[ lep-tuh-sohm ]
/ ˈlɛp təˌsoʊm /

noun

a person of asthenic build.

Nearby words

  1. lepton number,
  2. leptophos,
  3. leptophyllous,
  4. leptorrhine,
  5. leptosomatic,
  6. leptospermum,
  7. leptospira,
  8. leptospiral jaundice,
  9. leptospirosis,
  10. leptospiruria

Origin of leptosome

First recorded in 1930–35; lepto- + -some3

Related formslep·to·so·mic, lep·to·so·mat·ic [lep-toh-suh-mat-ik] /ˌlɛp toʊ səˈmæt ɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for leptosome

leptosome

/ (ˈlɛptəˌsəʊm) /

noun

a person with a small bodily frame and a slender physique
Derived Formsleptosomic or leptosomatic (ˌlɛptəʊsəˈmætɪk), adjective

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