(||En`do*car*di"tis) n. [NL. See -itis.] (Med.) Inflammation of the endocardium.
(||En`do*car"di*um) n. [NL., fr. Gr. 'e`ndon within + kardi`a heart.] (Anat.) The membrane
lining the cavities of the heart.
(En"do*carp) n. [Endo- + Gr. fruit: cf. F. endocarpe.] (Bot.) The inner layer of a ripened or
(En`do*chon"dral) a. [Endo- + Gr. cartilage.] (Physiol.) Growing or developing within
cartilage; applied esp. to developing bone.
(En"do*chrome) n. [Endo- + Gr. color.] (Bot.) The coloring matter within the cells of
plants, whether green, red, yellow, or any other color.
(En*doc"trine) v. t. [Pref. en- + doctrine.] To teach; to indoctrinate. [Obs.] Donne.
(En"do*cyst) n. [Endo- + Gr. bladder, a bag.] (Zoöl.) The inner layer of the cells of Bryozoa.
(En"do*derm) n. [Endo- + Gr. skin.] (Biol.) (a) The inner layer of the skin or integument of
an animal. (b) The innermost layer of the blastoderm and the structures derived from it; the hypoblast; the
entoblast. See Illust. of Ectoderm.
(En`do*der"mal En`do*der"mic) a. (Biol.) Of or pertaining to the endoderm.
(||En`do*der"mis) n. [NL. See Endoderm.] (Bot.) A layer of cells forming a kind of cuticle
inside of the proper cortical layer, or surrounding an individual fibrovascular bundle.
(En*dog"a*mous) a. [Endo- + Gr. marriage.] Marrying within the same tribe; opposed
(En*dog"a*my) n. Marriage only within the tribe; a custom restricting a man in his choice of a
wife to the tribe to which he belongs; opposed to exogamy.
(En"do*gen) n. [Endo- + - gen: cf. F. endogène.] (Bot.) A plant which increases in size by
internal growth and elongation at the summit, having the wood in the form of bundles or threads, irregularly
distributed throughout the whole diameter, not forming annual layers, and with no distinct pith. The leaves
of the endogens have, usually, parallel veins, their flowers are mostly in three, or some multiple of three,
parts, and their embryos have but a single cotyledon, with the first leaves alternate. The endogens constitute
one of the great primary classes of plants, and included all palms, true lilies, grasses, rushes, orchids,
the banana, pineapple, etc. See Exogen.
(||En`do*gen"e*sis) n. [Endo- + genesis.] (Biol.) Endogeny.
(En`do*ge*net"ic) a. (Biol.) Endogenous.
1. (Bot.) Increasing by internal growth and elongation at the summit, instead of externally, and having
no distinction of pith, wood, and bark, as the rattan, the palm, the cornstalk.
2. (Biol.) Originating from within; increasing by internal growth.
Endogenous multiplication (Biol.), a method of cell formation, seen in cells having a cell wall. The
nucleus and protoplasm divide into two distinct masses; these in turn become divided and subdivided,
each division becoming a new cell, until finally the original cell wall is ruptured and the new cells are