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[en-duh-mawrf] /ˈɛn dəˌmɔrf/
a mineral enclosed within another mineral.
Compare perimorph.
a person of the endomorphic type.
1880-85; endo- + -morph Unabridged
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  • Results showed a predominance of endomorphic-mesomorph and mesomorphic-endomorph temperament.
  • Ectomorph and endomorph data suggested significant preferences for body types similar to their own.
British Dictionary definitions for endomorph


a person with a fat and heavy body build: said to be correlated with viscerotonia Compare ectomorph, mesomorph
a mineral that naturally occurs enclosed within another mineral, as within quartz
Derived Forms
endomorphic, adjective
endomorphy, 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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endomorph in Medicine

endomorph en·do·morph (ěn'də-môrf')
An individual having a body build characterized by relative prominence of the abdomen and other soft body parts developed from the embryonic endodermal layer.

en'do·mor'phic adj.
en'do·mor'phy n.
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Encyclopedia Article for endomorph

a human physical type (somatotype) tending toward roundness, as determined by the physique classification system developed by American psychologist W.H. Sheldon. 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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