[suh-mat-uh-tahyp, soh-muh-tuh-]

Origin of somatotype

First recorded in 1935–40; somato- + -type Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for somatotype


  1. a type or classification of physique or body buildSee endomorph, mesomorph, ectomorph
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somatotype in Medicine


[sō-mătə-tīp′, sōmə-tə-]
  1. 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 formsso•mat′o•typic (-tĭpĭk) adj.
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