- a mineral, esp. a crystal, enclosed within another
- a person of the endomorphic physical type
Origin of endomorphendo- + -morph
- A mineral enclosed within another mineral, such as rutile or tourmaline in quartz.
- An individual characterized by relative prominence of the abdomen and other soft body parts developed from the embryonic endodermal layer.
Origin of endomorphendo(derm) -morph
- A mineral, especially a crystal, enclosed within another
- A person of the endomorphic physical type characterised by big bones, round face, large trunk and thighs and a naturally high degree of body fat, especially around the midsection. Endomorphs usually struggle to control their weight although it may simply mean more determination is needed for an endomorph to lose as much weight as a mesomorph.
- (bodybuilding): Theoretical body type with slow metabolism in which weight is gained easily, but fat levels are hard to reduce. Endomorphic bodybuilders tend to be the most massive.
(physical type): Derived from endoderm + -morph from William Herbert Sheldon.