endomorphic
adjective Etymology: endoderm + -morphic; from the predominance in such types of structures developed from the endoderm Date: 1940 1. of or relating to the component in W. H. Sheldon's classification of body types that measures the massiveness of the digestive viscera and the body's degree of roundedness and softness 2. having a heavy rounded body build often with a marked tendency to become fat • endomorphy noun

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  • endomorphic — [en΄dō môr′fik] adj. 1. of an endomorph 2. of or caused by endomorphism 3. designating or of the round, fat physical type characterized by predominance of the structures developed from the endodermal layer of the embryo, as the internal organs:… …   English World dictionary

  • Endomorphic — Endomorph, endomorphic, and endomorphism can refer to: * One of the three somatotypes, or animal body types, that contains high body fat, and that gains weight easily (also ectomorphic and mesomorphic)Endomorphism can also refer to a mathematical …   Wikipedia

  • endomorphic — adj. pertaining to a mineral that is integrated within another mineral; pertaining to a person with an endomorphic body type (Psychology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • endomorphic — endomorphy, n. /en deuh mawr fik/, adj. 1. Mineral. a. occurring in the form of an endomorph. b. of or pertaining to endomorphs. c. taking place within a rock mass. 2. having a heavy body build roughly characterized by the relative prominence of… …   Universalium

  • endomorphic — adjective Of or pertaining to an endomorph …   Wiktionary

  • endomorphic — Relating to, or having the characteristics of, an endomorph. * * * en·do·mor·phic .en də mȯr fik adj 1) of or relating to the component in W. H. Sheldon s classification of body types that measures the degree to which the digestive viscera are… …   Medical dictionary

  • endomorphic — en·do·mor·phic …   English syllables

  • endomorphic — adj. describing a body type that is relatively fat, with highly developed viscera and weak muscular and skeletal development. Derivatives: endomorphy n. Derivatives: endomorph n …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • endomorphic — en•do•mor•phic [[t]ˌɛn dəˈmɔr fɪk[/t]] adj. 1) mir Mineral. a) occurring in the form of an endomorph b) pertaining to endomorphs c) taking place within a rock mass 2) pan having a heavy body build roughly characterized by the relative prominence… …   From formal English to slang

  • endomorphic — Being short but powerful …   Grandiloquent dictionary

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