Mesomorph



[mez-uh-mawrf, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-] /ˈmɛz əˌmɔrf, ˈmɛs-, ˈmi zə-, -sə-/

noun
1.
a person of the type.
/ˈmɛsəʊˌmɔːf/
noun
1.
a person with a muscular body build: said to be correlated with somatotonia Compare ectomorph, endomorph (sense 1)
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).

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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