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  1. a mineral enclosed within another mineral.Compare perimorph.
  2. a person of the endomorphic type.
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Origin of endomorph

First recorded in 1880–85; endo- + -morph
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Historical Examples of endomorph

  • Endomorph, en′do-morf, n. a mineral enclosed within another mineral, the latter being termed a perimorph.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)


  • Endomorph, a term applied to crystals of minerals enclosed in those of other minerals.

British Dictionary definitions for endomorph


  1. a person with a fat and heavy body build: said to be correlated with viscerotoniaCompare ectomorph, mesomorph
  2. a mineral that naturally occurs enclosed within another mineral, as within quartz
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Derived Formsendomorphic, adjectiveendomorphy, noun
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Word Origin and History for endomorph


1940 as one of W.H. Sheldon's three types of human bodies, from endo- + Greek morphe "form" (see Morpheus). Related: Endomorphic.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

endomorph in Medicine


  1. An individual having a body build characterized by relative prominence of the abdomen and other soft body parts developed from the embryonic endodermal layer.
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Related formsen′do•morphic adj.endo•mor′phy n.
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