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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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Of the three body types investigated, the mesomorphs and ectomorphs were found to be very similar, while the endomorphs were significantly more compliant from the other groups.
11,12) The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether body type (ectomorph, endomorph, or mesomorph) (13) and gender impacts thoracic paraspinal soft tissue compliance as measured by TCM.
Mesomorphs used to take balanced diet, whereas 35% of endomorphs used to take diet majorly comprised of carbohydrates and fat.
The analysed data in table 1 concluded that endomorphs and ectomorphs had moderate depression level i.
30 liters; and the endomorphs exhibited a mean FVC of 3.
69 liters per second; and the endomorphs exhibited a mean peak flow of 6.
Ideal exercise for endomorphs - Due to their slower metabolic levels, endomorphs need to exercise hard with a greater emphasis on aerobic exercise, according to Rob.
Much to the annoyance of ectomorphs and endomorphs, it's true that mesomorphs can get away with doing less and achieving more.
ENDOMORPHS tend to store body fat, so they need to increase their aerobic activity to keep weight down.
They are not carrying as much body fat as endomorphs and tend to be very muscular, so they are ideally suited to games like soccer, where they can run short distances in spurts and use their strength.