en·​do·​morph | \ ˈen-də-ˌmȯrf How to pronounce endomorph (audio) \

Definition of endomorph

: an endomorphic individual

Examples of endomorph in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Supposedly, endomorphs have slower metabolisms, and their bodies are more likely to convert excess calories to fat. Claire Gillespie, Health.com, "10 Top Trending Diets of 2019, According to Google," 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, "Should You Be Eating 7 Meals a Day?," 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, "Should You Be Eating 7 Meals a Day?," 19 June 2017

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First Known Use of endomorph

1940, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for endomorph

endoderm + -morph

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“Endomorph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endomorph. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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en·​do·​morph | \ ˈen-də-ˌmȯrf How to pronounce endomorph (audio) \

Medical Definition of endomorph

: an endomorphic individual

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