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endomorph

 [en´do-morf]
an individual having a type of body build in which endodermal tissues predominate: there is relative preponderance of soft roundness throughout the body, with large digestive viscera and fat accumulations, and with large trunk and thighs and tapering extremities.

en·do·morph

(en'dō-mōrf),
A constitutional body type or build (biotype or somatotype) in which tissues that originated in the endoderm prevail; from a morphologic standpoint, the trunk predominates over the limbs.
Synonym(s): brachytype
[endo- + G. morphē, form]

endomorph

/en·do·morph/ (en´do-morf) an individual having the type of body build in which endodermal tissues predominate: soft roundness throughout, large digestive viscera, fat accumulations, large trunk and thighs, and tapering limbs.

endomorph

(ĕn′də-môrf′)
n.
1. A mineral enclosed within another mineral, such as rutile or tourmaline in quartz.
2. An individual characterized by relative prominence of the abdomen and other soft body parts developed from the embryonic endodermal layer.

endomorph

[en′dəmôrf′]
Etymology: Gk, endon + morphe, form
a person whose body build is characterized by a soft, round physique with a large trunk and thighs, tapering extremities, an accumulation of fat throughout the body, and a predominance of structures derived from the endoderm. Compare ectomorph, mesomorph. See also pyknic.

endomorph

A person with a rounded body and small shoulders.

en·do·morph

(en'dō-mōrf)
A constitutional body type or build (biotype or somatotype) in which tissues that originated in the endoderm prevail; from a morphologic standpoint, the trunk predominates over the limbs.
[endo- + G. morphē, form]

endomorph

One of the arbitrary body types (Sheldon's SOMATOTYPES). Endomorphic people are short and stout with prominent abdomens.

endomorph,

n one of the three somatotypes described by WH Sheldon, characterized by a round, smoothly contoured, soft body with the body mass concentrated in the abdomen and chest. See also somatotype.
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When compiling all 81 participants the mean numbers for somatotype ratings are as follows: endomorph 3.
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Way to determine Somatotype to (Carter, Heath, 1990) mathematical equations, is determined Somatotypes were calculated by the following formulae: endomorph = - 0.
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Integral to the program is the determination of one's constitution, based on three distinct types: ectomorph, endomorph, and mesomorph.
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