endomorph

[en-duh-mawrf]

Origin of endomorph

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

noun
  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
Derived Formsendomorphic, adjectiveendomorphy, noun
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Word Origin and History for endomorph
n.

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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endomorph in Medicine

endomorph

[ĕndə-môrf′]
n.
  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.
Related formsen′do•morphic adj.endo•mor′phy n.
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