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endomorph

Pronunciation: en'do-morf

Definition: A constitutional body type or build (biotype or somatotype) in which tissues that originated in the endoderm prevail; from a morphologic standpoint, the trunk predominates over the limbs.

Synonym(s): brachytype

[endo- + G. morphe, form]

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