mesomorphic

adjective /ˌmɛzəˈmɔɹfɪk,ˌmɛsəˈmɔɹfɪk/
a) Of or pertaining to a mesomorph.

For instance, compared to the typical ectomorphic or endomorphic child, the mesomorphic boy or girl may have more energy and a greater motivation for vigorous play with peers.

b) Of or pertaining to phases of matter intermediate between solid and liquid; of or pertaining to liquid crystals.

An average man is more mesomorphic than the phantom whereas the average woman is more endomorphic than the phantom (see figure 3.2).


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  • mesomorphic — [mes΄ə môr′fik, mez΄ə môr′fik] adj. 1. [ MESO + MORPHIC] of a state intermediate between the liquid and the crystalline; of or like liquid crystal 2. [ MESO(DERM) + MORPHIC] designating or of the muscular physical type, characterized by… …   English World dictionary

  • mesomorphic — bull necked ull necked , a. Having a short, thick and muscular neck like that of a bull. Sir W. Scott. [Narrower terms: {mesomorphic}] [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mesomorphic — adjective Etymology: mesoderm + morphic; from the predominance in such types of structures developed from the mesoderm Date: 1940 1. of or relating to the component in W. H. Sheldon s classification of body types that measures especially the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mesomorphic — mesomorphism, n. mesomorphy, n. /mez euh mawr fik, mes , mee zeuh , seuh /, adj. 1. pertaining to or having a muscular or sturdy body build characterized by the relative prominence of structures developed from the embryonic mesoderm (contrasted… …   Universalium

  • mesomorphic — Relating to mesomorphs. * * * me·so·mor·phic .mez ə mȯr fik, .mēz , .mēs , .mes adj 1) also me·so·mor·phous fəs relating to, existing in, or being an intermediate state (as of a semicrystalline condition characteristic of liquid crystals)… …   Medical dictionary

  • mesomorphic — adj. having a strong and muscular body structure (Psychology); pertaining to an intermediate state (Physical Chemistry) mezəʊ mÉ”rfɪk / mesəʊmɔːfɪk …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mesomorphic — meso·mor·phic …   English syllables

  • mesomorphic — adj. describing a body type that has a well developed skeletal and muscular structure and a sturdy upright posture. Derivatives: mesomorph n. mesomorphy n …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • mesomorphic — mes•o•mor•phic [[t]ˌmɛz əˈmɔr fɪk, ˌmɛs , ˌmi zə , sə [/t]] adj. 1) pertaining to or having a muscular or sturdy body build characterized by the relative prominence of structures developed from the embryonic mesoderm (contrasted with… …   From formal English to slang

  • mesomorphic — Being big boned and muscular …   Grandiloquent dictionary

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