endomorphic


en·do·mor·phic

adjective \ˌen-də-ˈmr-fik\

Definition of ENDOMORPHIC

1
:  of or relating to the component in W. H. Sheldon's classification of body types that measures the massiveness of the digestive viscera and the body's degree of roundedness and softness
2
:  having a heavy rounded body build often with a marked tendency to become fat
en·do·mor·phy \ˈen-də-ˌmr-fē\ noun

Origin of ENDOMORPHIC

endoderm + -morphic; from the predominance in such types of structures developed from the endoderm
First Known Use: 1940

en·do·mor·phic

adjective \ˌen-də-ˈmr-fik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ENDOMORPHIC

1
: of or relating to the component in W. H. Sheldon's classification of body types that measures the degree to which the digestive viscera are massive and the body build rounded and soft
2
: having a heavy rounded body build often with a marked tendency to become overweight—compare ectomorphic 2, mesomorphic 2b
en·do·mor·phy \ˈen-də-ˌmr-fē\ noun, plural en·do·mor·phies

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