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 (mĕz′ə-môrf′, mĕs′-)
An individual with a robust, muscular body build caused by the predominance of structures developed from the embryonic mesodermal layer.

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(Physiology) a person with a muscular body build: said to be correlated with somatotonia. Compare ectomorph, endomorph1
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(ˈmɛz əˌmɔrf, ˈmɛs-, ˈmi zə-, -sə-)

a person of the mesomorphic type.
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Noun1.mesomorph - a person with a well-developed muscular bodymesomorph - a person with a well-developed muscular body
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
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[ˈmesəʊˌmɔːf] Nmesomorfo m
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With the football players on the whole dominates mesomorphic component and their somatotype category is a balanced mesomorph (Apor, 1988; Casajus & Aragones; Ramadan & Byrd, 1991; Rienzi et al., 2000; Bandyopadhyay).
His diligence is reflected in his hard-earned mesomorph body type.
Everyone belongs to one of three somatotypes: ectomorph, mesomorph and endomorph.
Whereas, a mesomorph has large bone structure, larger muscles and a naturally athletic body.
###*Somatic typology: ectomorph, mesomorph,###Characteristics of somatic typologies.
Females showed a large dispersion, predominating the mesomorphic endomorph (15%), balanced mesomorph (15%) and ectomorphic endomorph (15%) categories, while in males, the ectomorphic mesomorph category was predominant (50%).
Endomorphic mesomorph somatotype was the most common somatotype with 56 participants.
The ectomorph wa stall, thin person who was restrained, self-conscious and solitary, while the mesomorph was heavy-set muscular person who was noisy, aggressive and physically active.
Buff, athletic Mike Mesomorph is ideally "shaped" for appendix carry.
And a particularly intriguing finding from data collected is that over 50 percent of the trophies, including Montalto's mesomorph, have been caught in small unnamed lakes, quarries, and farm, golf, or retention ponds.
The sample of variables included: body mass, body height, and three somatotype characteristics (mesomorph, ectomorph, and endomorph) and data on injuries over the preceding year.
The present study has found differences for mesomorph values, elastic strength, agility and linear speed abilities between Greco-Roman and Freestyle wrestlers.