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.

Synonyms: longitype.

Origin: ecto-+ G. Morphe, form

(05 Mar 2000)

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