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ectomorph

[′ek·tə‚mȯrf]
(psychology)
A somatotype suggested by W.H. Sheldon to describe a person with a thin physique.
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A study conducted by Del Vecchio (10) in Rio Grande do Sul with gymnasts of three different categories: pre-infant (9 to 10 yrs), juveniles (11 to 15 yrs), and adults (>16 yrs old) found higher means for the ectomorphic component in the first two categories and for the mesomorphic component in the adult category.
The majority of respondents had ectomorphic body build and had higher V[O.
This accuracy may have been a function of the ectomorphic to mesomorphic character of the participants.
2006) showed that team handball players were more mesomorphic, more endomorphic, and less ectomorphic than both basketball and volleyball players.
The endomorphic, mesomorphic, and ectomorphic components of the somatotype were also calculated (Heath and Carter, 1967).
The current understanding of the etiology of body image disorders in boys and men is incomplete, restricted by limited research but Philpott and Shcppard (1998) supported the above mentioned view that the preference in society is toward mesomorphic males, and there is an aversion toward endomorphic (fat) and ectomorphic (thin) males.
Sprat is not to be envied or emulated, neither should her ectomorphic husband, for neither extreme is good -- in cooking or in life.
In addition, overweight and ectomorphic males were less likely to commit violent acts, less likely to date and less likely to engage in sexual relations than those of average weight.
2-7) Today's youth are bombarded with images that idealize ultrathin, ectomorphic models that are often incongruent with growing adolescent bodies.
Higher syndrome incidence in ectomorphic females can be explained by closer relationship between celiac trunk and the arcuate ligament.