American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- 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.
- n. A body build.
- n. A type of physique, especially one the types defined by Sheldon: ectomorphic, endomorphic, mesomorphic
- n. a category of physique
“A Leptosomatic somatotype is characterised by loooooooooooooong legs, arms and body (though not head), leptodactylously loooooooong fingers, feet and toes, slim wrists and, typically, no chest, or a sort of caved in chest.”
“Would the Armed Services make their records available for scansion by somatotype and pigmentation?”
“A large somatotype at age 7 was found to be associated with decreased postmenopausal breast cancer risk.”
“Association between somatotype at age 7 and tumour characteristics were evaluated in a case-only analysis where P-values for heterogeneity were obtained by performing one degree of freedom trend tests.”
“Our classification of childhood body size was derived from a nine-level somatotype.”
“Although strongly associated with other risk factors such as age of menarche, adult body mass index and mammographic density, somatotype at age 7 remained a significant protective factor (odds ratio (OR) comparing large to lean somatotype at age 7 = 0.73, 95% confidence interval (CI) = 0. 58-0.91, P trend = 0.004) after adjustment.”
“Lots of possible answers, from mobility / migration to alternate genetic "switching" that changes their somatotype from generation to generation (not evolution, just using different parts of the genome under environmental pressure.)”
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of or relating to the human body
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