Definition of mesomorph noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmezəmɔːf//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmezəmɔːrf//
; BrE BrE//ˈmiːzəmɔːf//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmiːzəmɔːrf//
(biology) Body shape
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a person whose natural body shape is neither thin nor fat, with quite a lot of muscle See related entries: Body shape Word Origin1920s: meso- from mesodermal (of the layer of the embryo giving rise to physical characteristics which predominate) + -morph.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mesomorph