mesomorphic


me·so·mor·phic

adjective \ˌme-zə-ˈmr-fik, ˌmē-, -sə-\

Definition of MESOMORPHIC

1
:  of or relating to the component in W. H. Sheldon's classification of body types that measures especially the degree of muscularity and bone development
2
:  having a husky muscular body build
me·so·mor·phy \ˈme-zə-ˌmr-fē, -sə-\ noun

Examples of MESOMORPHIC

  1. <the shot put, hammer throw, and other field events for which mesomorhic athletes are well-suited>

Origin of MESOMORPHIC

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

me·so·mor·phic

adjective \ˌmez-ə-ˈmr-fik, ˌmēz-, ˌmēs-, ˌmes-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MESOMORPHIC

1
also me·so·mor·phous \-fəs\ : relating to, existing in, or being an intermediate state (as of a semicrystalline condition characteristic of liquid crystals)—compare nematic, smectic
2
a : of or relating to the component in W. H. Sheldon's classification of body types that measures especially the degree of muscularity and bone development b : having a husky muscular body build—compare ectomorphic 2, endomorphic 2

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