from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A mineral enclosed within another mineral, such as rutile or tourmaline in quartz.
  • n. An individual characterized by relative prominence of the abdomen and other soft body parts developed from the embryonic endodermal layer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A mineral, especially a crystal, enclosed within another
  • n. 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.
  • n. : 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A crystal of one species inclosed within one of another, as one of rutile inclosed in quartz.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In mineralogy, a mineral inclosed in a crystal of another mineral.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a heavy person with a soft and rounded body


endo(derm) + -morph.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
(physical type): Derived from endoderm +‎ -morph from William Herbert Sheldon. (Wiktionary)



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