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

en′do·mor′phy n.
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(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.
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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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Examination of Table V shows that the average values of mesomorphic and endomorphic components (components related to the total muscle and bone mass) are statistically significantly higher with the handball than those of football and basketball players (p<0.001).
The respective somatocharts show a uniform pattern, with predominantly ecto-mesomorphic nature in males compared to a more dispersed distribution in females, where the endomorphic component being predominant (Table II, Figures 1 and 2).
Endomorphic mesomorph somatotype was the most common somatotype with 56 participants.
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.
The increased likelihood of the ankle-injuries was evidenced for those participants with higher endomorphic component (odds ratio (OR) = 1.887, 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.433-2.312).
People with an endomorphic body type have more body fat, are people with broad bones, large hips and thighs and round faces, short arms and legs.
About the somatotype, men showed a mesomorphic predominance and women showed a endomorphic predominance.
compares the body composition, body build, and anthropometric characteristics of boy and girl sprint swimmers and the results of the independent t tests showed that the lone mean differences between the boy and girl sprint swimmers were for fat% (boys = 9.40% [+ or -] 5.35% fat; girls = 12.73% [+ or -] 6.19% fat) and endomorphic rating (boys = 2.87 [+ or -] 0.96; girls = 4.29 [+ or -] 1.22).
The somatotype component values for endomorphic, mesomorphic, and ectomorphic components characterized the group as mesomorphic-endomorphic, as shown in Figure 1.
A subgraph of X is called the endomorphic image of X under /, denoted by [I.sub.f], if V([I.sub.f]) = f(V(X)) and {f(a), f(b)} [member of] E(If) if and only if there exist c [member of] [f.sup.-1](f(a)) and d [member of] [f.sup.-1](f(b)) such that {c, d} [member of] E(X).
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.