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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ek'to-morf

Definition: A constitutional body type or build (biotype or somatotype) in which tissues originating from the ectoderm predominate; from a morphological standpoint, the limbs predominate over the trunk.

Synonym(s): longitype

[ecto- + G. morphe, form]

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