endomorph

noun

en·​do·​morph ˈen-də-ˌmȯrf How to pronounce endomorph (audio)
: an endomorphic individual

Examples of endomorph in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What about exercise for endomorph body types? Kaitlyn Pirie, Good Housekeeping, 25 Nov. 2020 Supposedly, endomorphs have slower metabolisms, and their bodies are more likely to convert excess calories to fat. Claire Gillespie, Health.com, 10 Dec. 2019 Ectomorphs typically do well with higher amounts of carbs in their diet, endomorphs do better with lower carbs and more protein and fat, while mesomorphs usually do well with a high protein diet. Korin Miller, Glamour, 19 June 2017 However, Rumsey says most people fall into one of three body types—the ectomorph, the endomorph, and the mesomorph. Korin Miller, Glamour, 19 June 2017

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Word History

Etymology

endoderm + -morph

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of endomorph was in 1940

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“Endomorph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endomorph. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

endomorph

noun
en·​do·​morph ˈen-də-ˌmȯrf How to pronounce endomorph (audio)
: an endomorphic individual

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