Endoskeletal En`do·skel"e·tal adjective (Anat.) Pertaining to, or connected with, the endoskeleton; as, endoskeletal muscles.
Endoskeleton En`do·skel"e·ton noun [ Endo- + skeleton .] (Anat.) The bony, cartilaginous, or other internal framework of an animal, as distinguished from the exoskeleton .
Endosmometer En`dos·mom"e·ter noun [ Endosmose + -meter .] (Physics) An instrument for measuring the force or amount of endosmotic action.
Endosmometric En·dos`mo·met"ric adjective Pertaining to, or designed for, the measurement of endosmotic action.
Endosmose, Endosmosis En"dos·mose`, En`dos·mo"sis 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 En`dos·mos"mic adjective Endosmotic.
Endosmotic En`dos·mot"ic adjective Pertaining to endosmose; of the nature endosmose; osmotic. Carpenter.
Endosperm En"do·sperm noun [ Endo- + Greek ... seed.] (Botany) The albumen of a seed; -- limited by recent writers to that formed within the embryo sac.
Endospermic En`do·sper"mic adjective (Botany) Relating to, accompanied by, or containing, endosperm.
Endospore En"do·spore noun [ Endo- + spore .] (Botany) The thin inner coat of certain spores.
Endosporous En`do·spor"ous adjective (Botany) Having the spores contained in a case; -- applied to fungi.
Endoss En·doss" transitive verb [ French endosser . See Endorse .] To put upon the back or outside of anything; -- the older spelling of endorse . [ Obsolete] Spenser.
Endosteal En·dos"te·al adjective (Physiol.) Relating to endostosis; as, endosteal ossification.
Endosternite En`do·ster"nite noun [ Endo- + sternum .] (Zoology) The part of each apodeme derived from the intersternal membrane in Crustacea and insects.
Endosteum En·dos"te·um noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... + ... a bone.] (Anat.) The layer of vascular connective tissue lining the medullary cavities of bone.
Endostoma En·dos"to·ma noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... + ..., ..., the mouth.] (Zoology) A plate which supports the labrum in certain Crustacea.
Endostome En"do·stome noun [ See Endostoma .] 1. (Botany) The foramen or passage through the inner integument of an ovule. 2. (Zoology) And endostoma.
Endostosis En`dos·to"sis 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 En"do·style noun [ Endo- + Greek ... a pillar.] (Zoology) A fold of the endoderm, which projects into the blood cavity of ascidians. See Tunicata .
Endotheca En`do·the"ca 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 En`do·the"ci·um noun [ New Latin See Endotheca .] (Botany) The inner lining of an anther cell.
Endothelial En`do·the"li·al adjective (Anat.) Of, or relating to, endothelium.
Endothelium En`do·the"li·um 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 En`do·the"loid adjective [ Endothelium + -oid .] (Anat.) Like endothelium.
Endothermic En`do·ther"mic 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 En`do·tho"rax noun [ Endo- + thorax .] (Zoology) An internal process of the sternal plates in the thorax of insects.
Endow En·dow" transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Endowed
; present participle & verbal noun Endowing
.] [ Old French endouer
; prefix en-
) + 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 En·dow"er transitive verb [ Confer Old French endouairer . See Dower , Endow .] To endow. [ Obsolete] Waterhouse.
Endower En·dow"er noun One who endows.
Endowment En·dow"ment 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 En`do·zo"a (ĕn`do*zō"ȧ) noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek 'e`ndon within + zw^,on an animal.] (Zoology) See Entozoa .
Endrudge En·drudge" transitive verb [ Prefix en- + drudge .] To make a drudge or slave of. [ Obsolete] Bp. Hall.
Endue En·due" 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 En·due" transitive verb An older spelling of Endow . Tillotson.
Enduement En·due"ment noun Act of enduing; induement.
Endurable En·dur"a·ble adjective [ Confer Old French endurable . See Endure .] Capable of being endured or borne; sufferable. Macaulay. -- En*dur"a*ble*ness , noun
Endurably En·dur"a·bly adverb In an endurable manner.
Endurance En·dur"ance 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 En·dur"ant adjective Capable of enduring fatigue, pain, hunger, etc.
The ibex is a remarkably endurant animal. J. G. Wood.
Endure En·dure" intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Endured
; present participle & verbal noun Enduring
.] [ French endurer
; prefix en-
) + 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 . Shak.
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 En·dure" 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, Dryden. 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.
As might the strokes of two such arms endure .
I will no longer endure it. Shak.
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.
Manly limbs endured with little ease. Spenser. Syn.
-- To last; remain; continue; abide; brook; submit to; suffer.
Endurement En·dure"ment noun [ Confer Old French endurement .] Endurance. [ Obsolete] South.
Endurer En·dur"er noun One who, or that which, endures or lasts; one who bears, suffers, or sustains.
Enduring En·dur"ing 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 End"ways`, End"wise adverb 1. On end; erectly; in an upright position. 2. With the end forward.
Endyma En"dy·ma noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... a garment.] (Anat.) See Ependyma .
Endysis En"dy·sis 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 En"e·cate transitive verb [ Latin enecatus , past participle of enecare ; e out, utterly + necare to kill.] To kill off; to destroy. [ Obsolete] Harvey.
Eneid E·ne"id noun Same as Æneid .
Enema En"e·ma noun
. [ Latin enema
, Greek ..., from ... to send in; ... in + ... to send.] (Medicine) An injection, or clyster, thrown into the rectum as a medicine, or to impart nourishment. Hoblyn.