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somatotype

[′sō·məd·ə‚tīp]
(psychology)
A basic body type; three primary components are ectomorph, mesomorph, and endomorph.
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Some readers may remember his somatotypes, with ratings on the three dimensions of ectomorphy, mesomorphy, and endomorphy.
Somatotypes revisited: Have the media changed our perception of the female body image?
While the importance of including some comment on these perspectives is readily apparent, it is strange to see Sheldon's somatotypes included among "new directions.