endomorphic

adjective
en·​do·​mor·​phic | \ ˌen-də-ˈmȯr-fik How to pronounce endomorphic (audio) \

Definition of endomorphic

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

Other Words from endomorphic

endomorphy \ ˈen-​də-​ˌmȯr-​fē How to pronounce endomorphic (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of endomorphic

1940, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for endomorphic

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

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“Endomorphic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endomorphic. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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endomorphic

adjective
en·​do·​mor·​phic | \ ˌen-də-ˈmȯr-fik How to pronounce endomorphic (audio) \

Medical Definition of endomorphic

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

Other Words from endomorphic

endomorphy \ ˈen-​də-​ˌmȯr-​fē How to pronounce endomorphic (audio) \ noun, plural endomorphies

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