somatotype

[ suh-mat-uh-tahyp, soh-muh-tuh- ]
/ səˈmæt əˌtaɪp, ˈsoʊ mə tə- /

noun

(of humans) physical type; physique.

Origin of somatotype

First recorded in 1935–40; somato- + -type
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British Dictionary definitions for somatotype

somatotype

/ (ˈsəʊmətəˌtaɪp) /

noun

a type or classification of physique or body buildSee endomorph, mesomorph, ectomorph
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Medicine definitions for somatotype

somatotype

[ sō-mătə-tīp′, sōmə-tə- ]

n.

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.

Related forms

so•mat′o•typic (-tĭpĭk) adj.
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