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endomorphic

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adjective en·do·mor·phic \ˌen-də-ˈmȯr-fik\

Definition of endomorphic

  1. 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. 2 :  having a heavy rounded body build often with a marked tendency to become fat

endomorphy play \ˈen-də-ˌmȯr-fē\ noun


Origin of endomorphic

endoderm + -morphic; from the predominance in such types of structures developed from the endoderm


First Known Use: 1940


Medical Dictionary

endomorphic

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adjective en·do·mor·phic \ˌen-də-ˈmȯr-fik\

Medical Definition of endomorphic

  1. 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—compare ectomorphic 1, mesomorphic 2a

  2. 2:  having a heavy rounded body build often with a marked tendency to become overweight—compare ectomorphic 2, mesomorphic 2b

endomorphy \ˈen-də-ˌmȯr-fē\play noun plural endomorphies



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