mesomorphy


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mes·o·mor·phic

 (mĕz′ə-môr′fĭk, mĕs′-)
adj.
1. also mes·o·mor·phous (-môr′fəs) Of, relating to, or existing in a state of matter intermediate between liquid and crystal.
2. Of or relating to a mesomorph.

mes′o·mor′phism, mes′o·mor′phy n.

mesomorphy

the condition or state of being a mesomorph, i.e., having an athletic body structure. — mesomorphic, adj.
See also: Body, Human
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mesomorphy - muscular and big-bonedmesomorphy - muscular and big-boned    
body type, somatotype - a category of physique
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determine the body composition of elite Turkish swimmers, and at the end of the study, there was no significant difference between BMI, BF%, mesomorphy values, and swimming styles.
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Specifically, in accordance with the formula, prominence of ectomorphy or mesomorphy was assigned as "a rating of at least three points higher .
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