Definition of mesomorph in English:

mesomorph

Pronunciation /ˈmezəˌmôrf/ /ˈmɛzəˌmɔrf/ /ˈmēzəˌmôrf/ /ˈmizəˌmɔrf/

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noun

Physiology
  • A person with a compact and muscular body build.

    Compare with ectomorph and endomorph

    ‘There are many more ectomorphs (naturally thin people) and endomorphs (naturally chubby people) than mesomorphs (naturally muscular people), and it's difficult to overcome genetic limitations.’
    • ‘People are ectomorph, mesomorph, or endomorph.’
    • ‘Somatotyping There are three widely accepted physique categories called somatotypes: endomorph, ectomorph and mesomorph.’
    • ‘Similarly, the current weight control standards seem to be deliberately designed to keep fat-necked, big-bellied blubber balls in the Army while pushing muscular and fit mesomorphs out the door.’
    • ‘If you are now starting a fitness programme, it is a good idea for you to know what is your body type - mesomorph, ectomorph, endomorph, or a cross between two types.’
    • ‘I was once a guest at a spa where we could avail ourselves of a ‘wellness expert’ who could customise a person's meals based on whether she was, say, a thyroidal mesomorph or an adrenal ectomorph.’
    • ‘An endomorph has a soft body, underdeveloped muscles, round physique and hold most of their weight in their middle; weight loss is difficult but the endomorph can build muscle easily like the mesomorph.’
    • ‘If a person is a mesomorph you have to rest them more, and if it's a female mesomorph you have to rest more.’
    • ‘If your thumb and fore-finger overlap, you are an ectomorph; if they touch, you are a mesomorph; and if they do not touch at all, you are an endomorph.’
    • ‘A mesomorph is athletic, hourglass-shaped or rectangular-shaped, muscular with excellent posture, gains muscle easily and gains body fat easier than an ectomorph.’
    • ‘The three basic body types are ectomorph, mesomorph and endormorph.’
    • ‘In fact, if you hardgainers can take any solace in your struggle to bulk up your entire physique, at least your calves aren't a conspicuous weak point like they are for mesomorphs strutting around on ‘peg legs.’’
    • ‘They are purposely hidden away at backwater college campuses, where the monstrously large football mesomorphs must cavort under the searing sun, be-helmeted, in all their hot and bulky pads.’
    • ‘‘I'm a mesomorph,’ admits the 150-pound Isaacson.’
    • ‘A mesomorph drops in on Auckland's Armageddon show.’
    • ‘A natural mesomorph, Huh weighed 200 pounds before he even picked up a barbell in earnest and his body responded well to weights.’
    • ‘As a hardgainer, you weren't blessed with the genetics of Lee Priest, Tom Prince or any other mesomorph with seemingly self-inflating Popeye appendages.’
    • ‘Improving muscular imbalances is especially important for mesomorph swimmers so they may strengthen weaknesses in swim-specific muscles.’
    • ‘At the core of the mesomorphs training program should be resistance training.’
    • ‘A Mesomorph has the ability to gain muscle quickly and can lose fat weight when a diet is followed.’

Origin

1920s meso- from mesodermal(being the layer of the embryo giving rise to physical characteristics which predominate) + -morph.