endomorphic

adjective

en·​do·​mor·​phic ˌen-də-ˈmȯr-fik How to pronounce endomorphic (audio)
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
endomorphy noun

Word History

Etymology

endoderm + -morphic; from the predominance in such types of structures developed from the endoderm

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of endomorphic was in 1940

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Cite this Entry

“Endomorphic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endomorphic. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

endomorphic

adjective
en·​do·​mor·​phic ˌen-də-ˈmȯr-fik How to pronounce endomorphic (audio)
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 sense 1, mesomorphic sense 2a
2
: having a heavy rounded body build often with a marked tendency to become overweight compare ectomorphic sense 2, mesomorphic sense 2b
endomorphy noun
plural endomorphies

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