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mesomorph

 [mez´o-morf, mes´o-morf]
an individual having a type of body build in which mesodermal tissues predominate: there is relative preponderance of muscle, bone, and connective tissue, usually with heavy, hard physique of rectangular outline; a somatotype classified between ectomorph and endomorph.

mes·o·morph

(mez'ō-mōrf),
A constitutional body type or build (biotype or somatotype) in which tissues that originate from the mesoderm prevail; from a morphologic standpoint, a balance exists between trunk and limbs.
See also: hypermorph, hypomorph, ectomorph, endomorph.
Synonym(s): mediotype
[meso- + G. morphē, form]

mesomorph

/meso·morph/ (mez´o-morf) an individual having the type of body build in which mesodermal tissues predominate: relative preponderance of muscle, bone, and connective tissue, usually with heavy, hard physique of rectangular outline.

mesomorph

(mĕz′ə-môrf′, mĕs′-)
n.
An individual with a robust, muscular body build caused by the predominance of structures developed from the embryonic mesodermal layer.

mesomorph

[mes′əmôrf′]
Etymology: Gk, mesos + morphe, form
a person whose physique is characterized by a predominance of muscle, bone, and connective tissue, structures that develop from the mesodermal layer of the embryo. Compare ectomorph, endomorph. See also athletic habitus.

mesomorph

A constitutional body type characterised by thick muscles and heavy bones, in which tissues are said to originate from the mesoderm.

mes·o·morph

(mez'ō-mōrf)
A constitutional body type or build (biotype or somatotype) in which tissues that originate from the mesoderm prevail; from the morphologic standpoint, a balance exists between trunk and limbs.
See also: hypomorph, ectomorph, endomorph
[meso- + G. morphē, form]

mesomorph

A person of powerful musculature and large, strong bones. One of the SOMATOTYPES.

mesomorph,

n one of the three somatotypes described by WH Sheldon; characterized by a square, rugged, hard body without body mass concentrated centrally. See also somatotype.
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Each of the participants, while looking at the front-view illustrations representing ectomorph, mesomorph, and endomorph somatotypes, were asked, "Which one is __?
Female mesomorphs should do light-to-moderate weight training no more than three times a week for muscle shaping and sculpting.
Mesomorphs are more likely to have personalities strong in 'somatotonia', (energetic and aggressive), and ectomorphs are more likely to have personalities strong in 'cerebrotonia' (shy and inhibited).
The resulting figures correlated with one of three categories: endomorphs (relative fatness), mesomorphs (relative musco-skeletal robustness), and ectomorphs (relative linearity).
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Sheldon distinguished between three templates--endomorph, mesomorph, and ectomorph--and combined them into hundreds of variations with physical, emotional, and psychological characteristics.