me·​so·​morph ˈme-zə-ˌmȯrf How to pronounce mesomorph (audio)
: a mesomorphic body or person

Examples of mesomorph in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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


mesoderm + -morph

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mesomorph was in 1940

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“Mesomorph.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition


me·​so·​morph ˈmez-ə-ˌmȯrf How to pronounce mesomorph (audio) ˈmēz- How to pronounce mesomorph (audio)
: a mesomorphic body or person

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