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mesomorphic

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adjective me·so·mor·phic \ˌme-zə-ˈmȯr-fik, ˌmē-, -sə-\

Definition of mesomorphic

  1. 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. 2 :  having a husky muscular body build

me·so·mor·phy play \ˈme-zə-ˌmȯr-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


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mesomorphic

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adjective me·so·mor·phic \ˌmez-ə-ˈmȯr-fik, ˌmēz-, ˌmēs-, ˌmes-\

Medical Definition of mesomorphic

  1. 1also me·so·mor·phous \-fəs\play :  relating to, existing in, or being an intermediate state (as of a semicrystalline condition characteristic of liquid crystals)—compare nematic, smectic

  2. 2a:  of or relating to the component in W. H. Sheldon's classification of body types that measures especially the degree of muscularity and bone developmentb:  having a husky muscular body build—compare ectomorphic 2, endomorphic 2




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