mesomorphic

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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

mesomorphy

play \ˈme-zə-ˌmȯr-fē, -sə-\ noun

Examples of mesomorphic in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of mesomorphic

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


Medical Dictionary

mesomorphic

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

medical Definition of mesomorphic

1 also mesomorphous play \-fəs\ :relating to, existing in, or being an intermediate state (as of a semicrystalline condition characteristic of liquid crystals) — compare nematic, smectic
2 a :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 1, endomorphic 1
b :having a husky muscular body build — compare ectomorphic 2, endomorphic 2


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