Literally meaning: “middleform ”
Origin: Anc Greek
μεσο-/meso-(compining form that denotes: middle)
+ μορφή/morphe(=shape, form)
The term was coined by William Herbert Sheldon, who supported that the size and shape of a individual’s body were indicators of personality.
Mesomorph is a somatotype (physical type) which is characterized by a tendency for pronounced muscular development and low body fat due to predominance of tissue derived by mesoderm.