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A person with a soft round build of body and a high proportion of fat tissue.
- ‘People are ectomorph, mesomorph, or endomorph.’
- ‘The body of the extreme endomorph is round and soft.’
- ‘An endomorph holds most of their weight in their middle.’
- ‘The classic endomorph is an overweight person, of which there are none at the elite level in swimming, and precious few at any level, though I see some at the high school level.’
- ‘Many endomorphs need to increase calories just slightly (about 10% above baseline) in order to add muscle at a pace that limits body fat accumulation.’
1940s: endo- from endodermal (being the layer of the embryo giving rise to the physical characteristics which predominate) + -morph.
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