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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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Other materials used included three photographs obtained from magazines, each depicting one of three different body types that can be best described as an endomorph, a mesomorph, and an ectomorph (Sheldon, Stevens, & Tucker, 1940).
If you are a mesomorph, you will respond best to weight training and cardio workouts since they will increase your metabolic rate and lead to quicker muscle gain.
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