Definition of somatotyping in US English:

somatotyping

noun

  • See somatotype

    • ‘In conclusion, whatever diagnostic information somatotyping may yield, it will provide the attending doctor with greater insight and awareness into a patient's ability to get well.’
    • ‘Rather, he called his system body-typing, not somatotyping, and he did not use Sheldon's terms.’
    • ‘He unleashed a science referred to as somatotyping which attempts to categorize people by their genetic body types.’
    • ‘In other somatotyping literature we find a wide variety of use being made of Sheldon's formulations.’
    • ‘For those interested in somatotyping and already familiar with the field, this book should prove a valuable resource.’