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mesomorph

[mez-uh-mawrf, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-] /ˈmɛz əˌmɔrf, ˈmɛs-, ˈmi zə-, -sə-/
noun
1.
a person of the mesomorphic type.
Origin of mesomorph
1935-1940
1935-40; meso- + -morph
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British Dictionary definitions for mesomorph

mesomorph

/ˈmɛsəʊˌmɔːf/
noun
1.
a person with a muscular body build: said to be correlated with somatotonia Compare ectomorph, endomorph (sense 1)
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Word Origin and History for mesomorph
n.

1940, from meso- + Greek morphe "form" (see Morpheus). Coined by W.H. Shelton; the reference is to the mesodermal layer of the embryo. Related: Mesomorphic (attested from 1923 in chemistry).

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mesomorph in Medicine

mesomorph mes·o·morph (měz'ə-môrf', měs'-)
n.
An individual characterized by a robust muscular body build in which tissues derived from the embryonic mesodermal layer predominate.


mes'o·mor'phic adj.
mes'o·mor'phism or mes'o·mor'phy n.
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