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mesomorph

[′mez·ə‚mȯrf]
(psychology)
A somatotype characterized by an athletic physique.
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In terms of somatotype values, wrestlers are thought to have a mesomorphic character (very high muscularity) as the study that having been with Olympic wrestlers had an average somatotype of 2.
The somatotype component values for endomorphic, mesomorphic, and ectomorphic components characterized the group as mesomorphic-endomorphic, as shown in Figure 1.
11) Elite female Taekwondo athletes were found to be more mesomorphic with less fat than collegiate female Taekwondo athletes.
The Influence of Reliability in Measuring Skinfolds on the Reliability of Result of Endomorphic and Mesomorphic Components of Somatotyp.
Clearly, in Spain, the current female role models are glamorous women who are really thin, an image that is not consistent with the muscular, mesomorphic body types of most female athletes (Toro, 1996).
Jordana, a mesomorphic brunette, rues her fate of being a woman and swears to him that her fondest wish is to become a man.
Over 100 papers selected from presentations and reviewed by peers discuss such topics as synthesizing and characterizing a novel liquid crystalline polymer bearing azobenzene, an infrared imaging system based on liquid-crystal thermo-optic effects, the microwave-assisted synthesis and mesomorphic properties of novel unsymmetric imidazolium as ionic liquid crystals, the electroluminescence of naturally oxidized polypyrrole, and improving the open circuit voltage of amorphous silicon solar cells by treating the p layer with hydrogen plasma.
This accuracy may have been a function of the ectomorphic to mesomorphic character of the participants.
Vital to this masculinity is the necessity to prove the standards through bodily appearance and performance (Shefer, Ratele, Strebel, Shabalala, & Buikema, 2007); and so males with the mesomorphic soma position themselves as dominant in a particular social hierarchy (Lindegger & Maxwell, 2007; Phillips, 2006).
In the beginning, Lou tries many times to reduce it to a metaphor, which is an anthropocentric attitude, indeed: "[it was] not a creature of the wild, but a middle aged woman", "[a] near-sighted baby", "compar[able] to the man", "a strange, fat, mesomorphic mannikin", "solid as a sofa, domestic", "lover, God or friend" (ENGEL, 1987, p.
Adolescent team handball players were also more mesomorphic and less ectomorphic than adolescent volleyball players (Noutsos et al.
Having in mind specific characteristics of the work in sewing processes (short time of performing the operations), future investigations will be based upon necessary dynamic anthropometry and operator's body constitution: endomorphic, mesomorphic and ectomorphic type.