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
Origin of endomorphic
endoderm + -morphic; from the predominance in such types of structures developed from the endoderm
First Known Use: 1940
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—compare ectomorphic 1, mesomorphic 2a
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