mesomorphic

adjective
me·​so·​mor·​phic | \ ˌme-zə-ˈmȯr-fik How to pronounce mesomorphic (audio) , ˌmē-, -sə- \

Definition of mesomorphic

1 : of or relating to the component in W. H. Sheldon's classification of body types that measures especially the degree of muscularity and bone development
2 : having a husky muscular body build

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mesomorphy \ ˈme-​zə-​ˌmȯr-​fē How to pronounce mesomorphy (audio) , -​sə-​ \ noun

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the shot put, hammer throw, and other field events for which mesomorphic athletes are well-suited

First Known Use of mesomorphic

1940, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for mesomorphic

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

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The first known use of mesomorphic was in 1940

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“Mesomorphic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mesomorphic. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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mesomorphic

adjective
me·​so·​mor·​phic | \ ˌmez-ə-ˈmȯr-fik How to pronounce mesomorphic (audio) , ˌmēz- How to pronounce mesomorphic (audio) , ˌmēs-, ˌmes- \

Medical Definition of mesomorphic

1 also mesomorphous \ -​fəs How to pronounce mesomorphous (audio) \ : relating to, existing in, or being an intermediate state (as of a semicrystalline condition characteristic of liquid crystals) — compare nematic, smectic
2a : of or relating to the component in W. H. Sheldon's classification of body types that measures especially the degree of muscularity and bone development — compare ectomorphic sense 1, endomorphic sense 1
b : having a husky muscular body build — compare ectomorphic sense 2, endomorphic sense 2

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