asthenic type

asthenic type
slender, weak, and lightweight
Syn: ↑ectomorphy
Hypernyms: ↑body type, ↑somatotype

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  • asthenic — /as then ik/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characterized by asthenia; weak. 2. (of a physical type) having a slight build or slender body structure. Cf. athletic (def. 5), pyknic (def. 1). n. 3. a person of the asthenic type. [1780 90; < Gk… …   Universalium

  • asthenic — /əsˈθɛnɪk/ (say uhs thenik) adjective 1. of or relating to asthenia. 2. weak; lacking strength. 3. Anatomy of a physical type characterised by a small trunk, slight muscular development, and long limbs. –noun 4. an asthenic person or type …  

  • body type — noun a category of physique • Syn: ↑somatotype • Hypernyms: ↑physique, ↑build, ↑body build, ↑habitus • Hyponyms: ↑asthenic type, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kretschmer, Ernst — born Oct. 8, 1888, Wüstenrot, Ger. died Feb. 8, 1964, Tübingen, W.Ger. German psychiatrist. In his best known work, Physique and Character (1921), he attempted to correlate body build and physical constitution with character and mental illness,… …   Universalium

  • as|then|ic — «as THEHN ihk», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. of or characterized by asthenia; weak; debilitated; adynamic. 2. characterized by a tall, spare body build: »He thought that schizophrenia was found more frequently among those with the asthenic type of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ectomorphy — noun slender, weak, and lightweight • Syn: ↑asthenic type • Hypernyms: ↑body type, ↑somatotype * * * noun see ectomorphic * * * ecˈtomorphy noun • • • …   Useful english dictionary

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