from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An individual having a lean, slightly muscular body build in which tissues derived from the embryonic ectoderm predominate.
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- n. Someone with a lean, only slightly muscular body
- n. : Theoretical body type in which a person has a high metabolism. Such a person can easily maintain a low fat physique, but does not add muscle or body weight easily.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person with a thin body
To fit a size 6 pair of jeans, you need narrower than average hips - an 'ectomorph' build.
John Kruk, the ESPN analyst who was anything but an ectomorph during his playing days, said the signings show that baseball has returned to an understanding that physical appearance doesn't matter as much as quick wrists and live arms.
Gwyneth Paltrow may be a "gangling ectomorph" today, but she struggled to lose weight after giving birth to her second child in 2006.
Gwyneth Paltrow may be a gangling ectomorph today, but she struggled to lose weight after giving birth to her second child in 2006.
She's an ectomorph (in the language of anthropometrics).
I am a rather pale scrawny blue-eyed ectomorph of nearly pure Northern European ancestry, as far as I can tell.
And for those of us who have lawns, the ease of strapping the mower on the back of the bike and pedaling out onto the grass to dismount and unload, is much more exciting than the sweaty ectomorph on sidigayporn.com.
We know, as I observed in my last post, that her primary strategy has been to portray him as an effeminate, elitist, and fragile ectomorph who will be weak in the face of aggression, and who will be readily done in by America's more burly antagonists.
There but for the grace of the ectomorph gods, I told myself, go I.
But he is an unfortunate speaker: a bespectacled ectomorph with a nasal, extremely high-pitched voice.