Webster's Dictionary, 1913
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.
[ See Endostoma
.] 1. (Botany) The foramen or passage through the inner integument of an ovule. 2. (Zoology) And endostoma.
[ New Latin See Endo-
, and Ostosis
.] (Physiol.) A process of bone formation in which ossification takes place within the substance of the cartilage.
+ 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
[ New Latin See Endotheca
.] (Botany) The inner lining of an anther cell.
Endothelial adjective (Anat.) Of, or relating to, endothelium.
; 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-
) + 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
.] 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.
(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.
[ Confer Old French endurable
. See Endure
.] Capable of being endured or borne; sufferable. Macaulay.
Endurably adverb In an endurable manner.
[ 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-
) + 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 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 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.
[ New Latin , from Greek ... a garment.] (Anat.) See Ependyma .
; 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 .