mesomorphic

adjective
me·so·mor·phic | \ˌme-zə-ˈmȯr-fik, 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, -sə- \ noun

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beefy, brawny, burly, hefty, hulking, husky

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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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mesomorphic

adjective
me·so·mor·phic | \ˌmez-ə-ˈmȯr-fik, ˌmēz-, ˌmēs-, ˌmes-\

Medical Definition of mesomorphic 

1 also mesomorphous \-fəs \ : 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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