endomorphy

endomorphic

[en-duh-mawr-fik]
adjective
1.
Mineralogy.
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 structures developed from the embryonic endoderm (contrasted with ectomorphic, mesomorphic ).

Origin:
1885–90; < French endomorphique; see endo-, -morphic

endomorphy, noun
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endomorph (ˈɛndəʊˌmɔːf)
 
n
1.  ectomorph Compare mesomorph a person with a fat and heavy body build: said to be correlated with viscerotonia
2.  a mineral that naturally occurs enclosed within another mineral, as within quartz
 
endo'morphic
 
adj
 
'endomorphy
 
n

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