from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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.

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  • noun A body build.
  • noun A type of physique, especially one the types defined by Sheldon: ectomorphic, endomorphic, mesomorphic

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  • noun a category of physique


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  • 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.

    Who Wears The Trousers ? Newmania 2008

  • Would the Armed Services make their records available for scansion by somatotype and pigmentation?

    Bad Medicine Robert Sheckley 1966

  • A large somatotype at age 7 was found to be associated with decreased postmenopausal breast cancer risk.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles Jingmei Li 2010

  • 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.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles Jingmei Li 2010

  • Our classification of childhood body size was derived from a nine-level somatotype.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles Jingmei Li 2010

  • 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.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles Jingmei Li 2010

  • 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.) - latest science and technology news stories 2009

  • Teac Japan announced their latest SACD X-05 somatotype Player will ship from earlier December 5, 04 ...

    CyberTheater 2009


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