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Pronunciation: mez'o-morf

Definition: A constitutional body type or build (biotype or somatotype) in which tissues that originate from the mesoderm prevail; from a morphologic standpoint, a balance exists between trunk and limbs.

Synonym(s): mediotype

[meso- + G. morphe, form]

See Also: hypermorph, hypomorph, ectomorph, endomorph

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