Literally meaning: “inner form ”
Origin: Anc Greek
ενδο-/endo-(compining form that denotes: inside, internal, within)
+ μορφή/morphe(=shape, form)
The term was coined by William Sheldon, who supported that the size and shape of a individual’s body were indicators of personality.
Endomorph is a somatotype (physical type) which is characterized by roundness and fatty mass due to predominance of tissue derived by endoderm.