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mes·o·mor·phic

(mez'ō-mōrf'ik),
Relating to mesomorphs.

mesomorphic

(mĕz′ə-môr′fĭk, mĕs′-)
adj.
1. also mesomorphous (-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.

mes·o·mor·phic

(mez'ō-mōrf'ik)
Relating to a mesomorph.
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Also, in recent years a number of Olympic cross-country and track stars have exhibited a very lean, yet very mesomorphic body type.
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The authors concluded that the mesomorphic form is almost as much cohesive as the crystalline form in spite of its imperfect ordering.
Over the last forty years, for example, the male physique has become a means of gender differentiation (Alexander, 2003; Mishkind, Rodin, Silberstein, & Striegel-Moore, 1986), with a lean, muscular physique and a mesomorphic body type increasingly portrayed as the male ideal (Petrie et al.
Boys who mature early, displaying mesomorphic physiques, have a distinct advantage over other boys, particularly in physical contact sports where size, musculature, and strength are important for success.
Eccleston discovered that the lamellar phase of emulsion stability is more related to mesomorphic phase behavior than droplet interactions.
the muscular or mesomorphic look is important to young males, as is feminine beauty to young females).
iPP shows at least four crystalline forms, namely, [alpha]-, [beta]-, [gamma]-, and mesomorphic smectic forms [1-3].
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Research shows that the mesomorphic somatotype is perceived as the most attractive and desirable in our culture, while the endomorphic type is coveted least (Hamachek, 1978; Staffieri, 1967; Tucker, 1983d, 1984).