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

(||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 fructified ovary.

(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 to exogamous.

(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.

(En*dog"e*nous) a.

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.

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