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1. Of or relating to an endomorph.
2. Created through endomorphism.

en′do·mor′phy n.


(ˌɛn dəˈmɔr fɪk)

1. Mineral.
a. occurring in the form of an endomorph.
b. 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).
[1885–90; < French endomorphique; see endo-, -morphic]
en′do•mor`phy, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.endomorphic - having a squat and fleshy build; "a pyknic practical joke"
fat - having an (over)abundance of flesh; "he hadn't remembered how fat she was"
ectomorphic - having a build with little fat or muscle but with long limbs
mesomorphic, muscular - having a robust muscular body-build characterized by predominance of structures (bone and muscle and connective tissue) developed from the embryonic mesodermal layer


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The data in the present study suggest that the endomorphic component increases with age, while the second, mesomorphy, remains stable and the third, ectomorphy, decreases.
About the somatotype, men showed a mesomorphic predominance and women showed a endomorphic predominance.
The somatotype component values for endomorphic, mesomorphic, and ectomorphic components characterized the group as mesomorphic-endomorphic, as shown in Figure 1.
The Influence of Reliability in Measuring Skinfolds on the Reliability of Result of Endomorphic and Mesomorphic Components of Somatotyp.
A study by Lerner and Gellert (1969) of 45 white middle class kindergarten children looking at same-sex silhouettes representing thin (ectomorph), average (mesomorph), and obese (endomorph) somatotypes indicated that 86% of the children had an aversion to the endomorphic body type.
Ganesh is, thus, traditionally depicted as an endomorphic male sporting the head of an elephant.
We made the conclusion that the maximum individual endomorphic value is 4, 87, being at the same time the highest value for all sports in Table 3.
2006) showed that team handball players were more mesomorphic, more endomorphic, and less ectomorphic than both basketball and volleyball players.
Having in mind specific characteristics of the work in sewing processes (short time of performing the operations), future investigations will be based upon necessary dynamic anthropometry and operator's body constitution: endomorphic, mesomorphic and ectomorphic type.
Also those with endomorphic body type need to work harder.
The endomorphic, mesomorphic, and ectomorphic components of the somatotype were also calculated (Heath and Carter, 1967).
The current understanding of the etiology of body image disorders in boys and men is incomplete, restricted by limited research but Philpott and Shcppard (1998) supported the above mentioned view that the preference in society is toward mesomorphic males, and there is an aversion toward endomorphic (fat) and ectomorphic (thin) males.