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mesomorphic

[mez-uh-mawr-fik, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-] /ˌmɛz əˈmɔr fɪk, ˌmɛs-, ˌmi zə-, -sə-/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or having a muscular or sturdy body build characterized by the relative prominence of structures developed from the embryonic mesoderm (contrasted with ectomorphic, endomorphic).
2.
Physical Chemistry. pertaining to or existing in an intermediate state, as a liquid crystal in the nematic or smectic state.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; meso- + -morphic
Related forms
mesomorphism, noun
mesomorphy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for mesomorphy

mesomorphic

/ˌmɛsəʊˈmɔːfɪk/
adjective
1.
(chem) existing in or concerned with an intermediate state of matter between a true liquid and a true solid See also liquid crystal, smectic, nematic
2.
relating to or being a mesomorph
Derived Forms
mesomorphism, noun
mesomorphy, noun
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