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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

(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

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.
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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.
The good news, though, is that despite their genetic disadvantage, endomorphs can still succeed in having the physique they want by means of regular exercise and proper diet.
It was found that in female participants, mesomorph endomorph somatotype reached the highest score at left and right knee extension muscle strength at angular speeds of 90 [degrees]/sec, 120 [degrees]/sec, 150 [degrees]/sec.
The independent variables (central category, endomorph category, mesomorph category, and ectomorph category) were assessed to determine if these variables were predictors of functional movement score.
Although, there was no significant difference in the somatotype values but Malaysian cricketer were more endomorphs than the Pakistani cricketers.
Muscle can turn to fat if fitness levels drop as an endomorph gets older, making them more prone to health problems such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
(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.
What type of physical build would a person described as an endomorph have?
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