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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
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endomorph

A person with a rounded body and small shoulders.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

endomorph

One of the arbitrary body types (Sheldon's SOMATOTYPES). Endomorphic people are short and stout with prominent abdomens.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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Everyone belongs to one of three somatotypes: ectomorph, mesomorph and endomorph.
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.
THE ENDOMORPH: Typically has a round body with high levels of body fat, small shoulders and short limbs.
Severe anxiety among ectomorphs (M = 18.1, SD = 4.8) and endomorphs (M = 17.4, SD = 4.9) were found than mesomorphs who had moderate level of anxiety (M = 9.9, SD = 2.9).
The ectomorphs exhibited a mean FVC of 3.46 liters with a standard deviation of 0.26 liters; the mesomorphs exhibited a mean FVC of 3.51 liters with a standard deviation of 0.30 liters; and the endomorphs exhibited a mean FVC of 3.71 liters with a standard deviation of 0.40 liters.
Large, round individuals with the tendency to store fat are known as endomorphs. Mesomorphs have a Solid, muscular build with a tendency to easily increase muscular strength.
Rob Harris from Fitness First health club, Bromborough, says: ``It is generally accepted that there are three body types, known as ectomorphs, mesomorphs and endomorphs. However an enormous variety of body types exist within t he three categories.
Geri Halliwell and Sophie Dahl are examples of stars who've cheated genetics to change from soft, round endomorphs to lean, athletic mesomorphs.
Endomorphs are curvy and short and often have a genetic predisposition to obesity, diabetes and heart problems.
Components Categories Endomorph Mesomorph Ectomorph Child (n = 4) 2.5 (0.9) 3.1 (0.6) 4.2(1.3) Juvenile (n = 11) 3.8(1.3) 3.9 (0.7) 3.5(1.3) Adult (n = 12) 4.3 (0.8) 3.9(1.2) 2.4 (0.9) Total (N = 27) 3.7(1.4) 3.8(1.3) 3.2(1.3) Values as median and interquartile range Table 4.