Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to an ectomorph.

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  • adj. of or pertaining to an ectomorph

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having a build with little fat or muscle but with long limbs

Etymologies

ecto(derm) + -morphic.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
ectoderm +‎ -morphic (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I knew that the technical prowess and the degree of difficulty was going to fall on Jamie and that I was to observe and report on that as if I were an audience member and Joe Wright said it was really important that I do next to nothing and listen a lot which is very counterintuitive to my kind of ectomorphic disposition so it was an equal challenge for me in that way.

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  • Joe Wright said it was really important that I do next to nothing and listen a lot, which is very counterintuitive to my kind of ectomorphic disposition, so it was an equal challenge for me, in that way.

    The IESB

  • On Thursday, Mr. Schleck and Mr. Contador would ascend the decisive Col du Tourmalet together, like an ectomorphic Butch and Sundance.

    Fistfights, Head-Butts and Spandex

  • He wanted the body of a muscular mesomorph with wide shoulders and narrow waist but his six foot four inch bony frame had an ectomorphic musculature and no amount of pumping iron would bulk up his long thin limbs.

    Unfit III

  • Monteiro the actor had a certain ectomorphic comic grace that has prompted comparison to French auteur Jacques Tati.

    Birds and Bergman: Movies Houses Span the Globe

  • Joe Wright said it was really important that I do next to nothing and listen a lot, which is very counterintuitive to my ectomorphic disposition.

    Buzzine » Robert Downey, Jr. & Jamie Foxx

  • We marched all the way to the big arena, where I rode with the ectomorphic teenagers and their preternaturally good lower leg positions.

    Yatima » 2009 » November

  • Currently sitting in second position is the ectomorphic Andy Schleck of Team Saxo Bank.

    The Tour Becomes a Race for Second

  • I should add - she's a skinny little ectomorphic fast-metabolism speed demon.

    Tried To Make Her Go To Rehab; She Said No, No, No

  • I wish somebody would explain mesomorphic and ectomorphic to me.

    "Wisconsin ranked second for 'extraversion' behind North Dakota and fifth for 'agreeableness,' again, behind No. 1 North Dakota..."

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