Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Endoscopy noun (Medicine) The art or process of examining by means of the endoscope.

Endoskeletal adjective (Anat.) Pertaining to, or connected with, the endoskeleton; as, endoskeletal muscles.

Endoskeleton noun [ Endo- + skeleton .] (Anat.) The bony, cartilaginous, or other internal framework of an animal, as distinguished from the exoskeleton .

Endosmometer noun [ Endosmose + -meter .] (Physics) An instrument for measuring the force or amount of endosmotic action.

Endosmometric adjective Pertaining to, or designed for, the measurement of endosmotic action.

Endosmose, Endosmosis noun [ New Latin endosmosis , from Greek 'e`ndon within + ... a thrusting, impulsion, from ... to push: confer French endosmose .] (Physics) The transmission of a fluid or gas from without inward in the phenomena, or by the process, of osmose.

Endosmosmic adjective Endosmotic.

Endosmotic adjective Pertaining to endosmose; of the nature endosmose; osmotic. Carpenter.

Endosperm noun [ Endo- + Greek ... seed.] (Botany) The albumen of a seed; -- limited by recent writers to that formed within the embryo sac.

Endospermic adjective (Botany) Relating to, accompanied by, or containing, endosperm.

Endospore noun [ Endo- + spore .] (Botany) The thin inner coat of certain spores.

Endosporous adjective (Botany) Having the spores contained in a case; -- applied to fungi.

Endoss transitive verb [ French endosser . See Endorse .] To put upon the back or outside of anything; -- the older spelling of endorse . [ Obsolete] Spenser.

Endosteal adjective (Physiol.) Relating to endostosis; as, endosteal ossification.

Endosternite noun [ Endo- + sternum .] (Zoology) The part of each apodeme derived from the intersternal membrane in Crustacea and insects.

Endosteum noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... + ... a bone.] (Anat.) The layer of vascular connective tissue lining the medullary cavities of bone.

Endostoma noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... + ..., ..., the mouth.] (Zoology) A plate which supports the labrum in certain Crustacea.

Endostome noun [ See Endostoma .]
1. (Botany) The foramen or passage through the inner integument of an ovule.

2. (Zoology) And endostoma.

Endostosis noun [ New Latin See Endo- , and Ostosis .] (Physiol.) A process of bone formation in which ossification takes place within the substance of the cartilage.

Endostyle noun [ Endo- + Greek ... a pillar.] (Zoology) A fold of the endoderm, which projects into the blood cavity of ascidians. See Tunicata .

Endotheca noun [ New Latin , from Greek 'e`ndon within + qh`kh a case, box, from ... to place.] (Zoology) The tissue which partially fills the interior of the interseptal chambers of most madreporarian corals. It usually consists of a series of oblique tranverse septa, one above another. -- En`do*the"cal adjective

Endothecium noun [ New Latin See Endotheca .] (Botany) The inner lining of an anther cell.

Endothelial adjective (Anat.) Of, or relating to, endothelium.

Endothelium noun ; plural Endothelia . [ New Latin , from Greek 'e`ndon within + ... nipple.] (Anat.) The thin epithelium lining the blood vessels, lymphatics, and serous cavities. See Epithelium .

Endotheloid adjective [ Endothelium + -oid .] (Anat.) Like endothelium.

Endothermic adjective [ Prefix endo- + thermic .] (Chemistry) Designating, or pert. to, a reaction which occurs with absorption of heat; formed by such a reaction; as, an endothermic substance; -- opposed to exothermic .

Endothorax noun [ Endo- + thorax .] (Zoology) An internal process of the sternal plates in the thorax of insects.

Endow transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Endowed ; present participle & verbal noun Endowing .] [ Old French endouer ; prefix en- (L. in ) + French douer to endow, Latin dotare . See Dower , and confer 2d Endue .]
1. To furnish with money or its equivalent, as a permanent fund for support; to make pecuniary provision for; to settle an income upon; especially, to furnish with dower; as, to endow a wife; to endow a public institution.

Endowing hospitals and almshouses.
Bp. Stillingfleet.

2. To enrich or furnish with anything of the nature of a gift (as a quality or faculty); -- followed by with , rarely by of ; as, man is endowed by his Maker with reason; to endow with privileges or benefits.

Endower transitive verb [ Confer Old French endouairer . See Dower , Endow .] To endow. [ Obsolete] Waterhouse.

Endower noun One who endows.

Endowment noun
1. The act of bestowing a dower, fund, or permanent provision for support.

2. That which is bestowed or settled on a person or an institution; property, fund, or revenue permanently appropriated to any object; as, the endowment of a church, a hospital, or a college.

3. That which is given or bestowed upon the person or mind; gift of nature; accomplishment; natural capacity; talents; -- usually in the plural.

His early endowments had fitted him for the work he was to do.
I. Taylor.

Endozoa (ĕn`do*zō"ȧ) noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek 'e`ndon within + zw^,on an animal.] (Zoology) See Entozoa .

Endrudge transitive verb [ Prefix en- + drudge .] To make a drudge or slave of. [ Obsolete] Bp. Hall.

Endue transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Endued ; present participle & verbal noun Enduing .] [ Latin induere , probably confused with English endow . See Indue .] To invest. Latham.

Tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.
Luke xxiv. 49.

Endue them . . . with heavenly gifts.
Book of Common Prayer.

Endue transitive verb An older spelling of Endow . Tillotson.

Enduement noun Act of enduing; induement.

Endurable adjective [ Confer Old French endurable . See Endure .] Capable of being endured or borne; sufferable. Macaulay. -- En*dur"a*ble*ness , noun

Endurably adverb In an endurable manner.

Endurance noun [ Confer Old French endurance . See Endure .]
1. A state or quality of lasting or duration; lastingness; continuance.

Slurring with an evasive answer the question concerning the endurance of his own possession.
Sir W. Scott.

2. The act of bearing or suffering; a continuing under pain or distress without resistance, or without being overcome; sufferance; patience.

Their fortitude was most admirable in their patience and endurance of all evils, of pain and of death.
Sir W. Temple.

Syn. -- Suffering; patience; fortitude; resignation.

Endurant adjective Capable of enduring fatigue, pain, hunger, etc.

The ibex is a remarkably endurant animal.
J. G. Wood.

Endure intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Endured ; present participle & verbal noun Enduring .] [ French endurer ; prefix en- (L. in ) + durer to last. See Dure , intransitive verb , and confer Indurate .]
1. To continue in the same state without perishing; to last; to remain.

Their verdure still endure .

He shall hold it [ his house] fast, but it shall not endure .
Job viii. 15.

2. To remain firm, as under trial or suffering; to suffer patiently or without yielding; to bear up under adversity; to hold out.

Can thine heart endure , or can thine hands be strong in the days that I shall deal with thee?
Ezek. xxii. 14.

Endure transitive verb
1. To remain firm under; to sustain; to undergo; to support without breaking or yielding; as, metals endure a certain degree of heat without melting; to endure wind and weather.

Both were of shining steel, and wrought so pure,
As might the strokes of two such arms endure .

2. To bear with patience; to suffer without opposition or without sinking under the pressure or affliction; to bear up under; to put up with; to tolerate.

I will no longer endure it.

Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sake.
2 Tim. ii. 10.

How can I endure to see the evil that shall come unto my people?
Esther viii. 6.

3. To harden; to toughen; to make hardy. [ Obsolete]

Manly limbs endured with little ease.

Syn. -- To last; remain; continue; abide; brook; submit to; suffer.

Endurement noun [ Confer Old French endurement .] Endurance. [ Obsolete] South.

Endurer noun One who, or that which, endures or lasts; one who bears, suffers, or sustains.

Enduring adjective Lasting; durable; long-suffering; as, an enduring disposition. "A better and enduring substance." Hebrew x. 34. -- En*dur"ing*ly , adverb T. Arnold. -- En*dur"ing*ness , noun

Endways, Endwise adverb
1. On end; erectly; in an upright position.

2. With the end forward.

Endyma noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... a garment.] (Anat.) See Ependyma .

Endysis noun ; plural Endyses . [ New Latin , from Greek ... a putting on, from ... to put on.] (Biol.) The act of developing a new coat of hair, a new set of feathers, scales, etc.; -- opposed to ecdysis .

Enecate transitive verb [ Latin enecatus , past participle of enecare ; e out, utterly + necare to kill.] To kill off; to destroy. [ Obsolete] Harvey.

Eneid noun Same as Æneid .