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A heavy and rounded physique or body build, believed by the US psychologist William H. Sheldon (1899–1977) and followers of his constitutional psychology to be associated with such personality characteristics as placidity, lack of anxiety, and pursuit of pleasure. Compare ectomorph, mesomorph. endomorphic adj. endomorphy n. The state or condition of being an endomorph. [From Greek endon within + morphe a form or shape]

Subjects: Psychology — Medicine and Health.


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