1. The constitutional or body type of an individual. 2. The particular constitutional or body type associated with a particular personality type.

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so·ma·to·type 'sō-mət-ə-.tīp, sō-'mat-ə- n a body type or physique esp. in a system of classification based on the relative development of ectomorphic, endomorphic, and mesomorphic components
so·ma·to·typ·ic -.tip-ik adj
so·ma·to·typ·i·cal·ly -i-k(ə-)lē adv
somatotype vt, -typed; -typ·ing to determine the somatotype of (as a human body): classify according to physique

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so·mato·type (so-matґo-tīp) [somato- + type] a particular category of body build, determined on the basis of certain physical characteristics. See ectomorph, endomorph, and mesomorph.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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