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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.
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mesomorphic

(ˌmɛsəʊˈmɔːfɪk)
adj
1. (Chemistry) chem existing in or concerned with an intermediate state of matter between a true liquid and a true solid. See also liquid crystal, smectic, nematic
2. (Physiology) relating to or being a mesomorph
ˌmesoˈmorphism n
ˈmesoˌmorphy n
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mes•o•mor•phic

(ˌmɛz əˈmɔr fɪk, ˌmɛs-, ˌmi zə-, -sə-)

adj.
1. pertaining to or having a muscular or sturdy body build characterized by the relative prominence of structures developed from the embryonic mesoderm (contrasted with ectomorphic, endomorphic).
2. pertaining to or existing in an intermediate state, as a liquid crystal in the nematic or smectic state.
[1920–25]
mes′o•mor`phy, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mesomorphic - having a robust muscular body-build characterized by predominance of structures (bone and muscle and connective tissue) developed from the embryonic mesodermal layermesomorphic - having a robust muscular body-build characterized by predominance of structures (bone and muscle and connective tissue) developed from the embryonic mesodermal layer
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
ectomorphic - having a build with little fat or muscle but with long limbs
endomorphic, pyknic - having a squat and fleshy build; "a pyknic practical joke"
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Translations
mésomorphe
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Larsson, "Mesomorphous Phases, a Factor of Importance for the Properties of Emulsions," J.
At 975 [cm.sup.-1] the quenched sample has a small peak and the slow-cooled sample has a shoulder indicating the presence of the mesomorphous form.