endomorph

endomorph
/en"deuh mawrf'/, n.
1. a mineral enclosed within another mineral. Cf. perimorph.
2. a person of the endomorphic type.
[1880-85; ENDO- + -MORPH]

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▪ physical type
      a human physical type (somatotype) tending toward roundness, as determined by the physique classification system developed by American psychologist W.H. Sheldon (Sheldon, William). The extreme endomorph has a body as nearly globular as humanly possible; he has a round head, a large, round abdomen, large internal organs relative to his size, rather short arms and legs with fat upper arms and thighs, but slender wrists and ankles. Under normal conditions the endormorphic individual has a great deal of body fat, but he is not simply a fat person; if starved, he remains an endomorph, only thinner. Compare ectomorph; mesomorph.

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  • endomorph — 1940 as one of W.H. Sheldon s three types of human bodies, from ENDO (Cf. endo ) + Gk. morphe form (see MORPHEUS (Cf. Morpheus)). Related: Endomorphic …   Etymology dictionary

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  • endomorph — noun Etymology: endoderm + morph Date: 1940 an endomorphic individual …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • endomorph — A constitutional body type or build (biotype or somatotype) in which tissues that originated in the endoderm prevail; from a morphological standpoint, the trunk predominates over the limbs. SYN: brachytype. [endo + G. morphe, form] * * *… …   Medical dictionary

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