ectomorph

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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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Correlation between Ectomorphy rating and composite FMS score (r=0.
These findings diverge in part from those found in the present study, because although they also observed a similarity in the behavior of the first component that tended to predominate with increasing age, the present study found a decrease in the ectomorphy component.
Particularly, endomorphy and ectomorphy decreased, while mesomorphy increased in order to attain the adult soccer somatotype (3-4.
Somatotype Measurements Under the light of the data, endomorphy, mesomorphy and ectomorphy components of the sportsmen were calculated with the help of the Heath Carter regression equitation.
Malik, 2002) in another system the classification of body types into three basic types: endomorphy (roundness), mesomorphy (muscularity), and ectomorphy (linearity).