asthenic body type

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A slender, long-limbed somatotype believed by the German psychiatrist Ernst Kretschmer (1888–1964) and his followers to be prone to schizophrenia. See also Kretschmer constitutional type. Compare athletic body type, dysplastic body type, pyknic body type. [From Greek a- without + sthenos strength]

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