Definition of Endogen

1. Noun. A monocotyledonous flowering plant; the stem grows by deposits on its inside.


Definition of Endogen

1. n. 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.

Definition of Endogen

1. Noun. (botany) 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. ¹

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Definition of Endogen

1. a type of plant [n -S]

Medical Definition of Endogen

1. 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. Origin: Endo- + -gen: cf. F. Endogene. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Endogen

endoexonuclease
endofaradism
endofullerene
endofullerenes
endofunction
endofunctions
endofunctor
endofunctors
endogalvanism
endogamic
endogamies
endogamous
endogamy
endogastric
endogastritis
endogen (current term)
endogeneity
endogeneous
endogenesis
endogenetic
endogenic
endogenic toxicosis
endogenies
endogenisation
endogenise
endogenised
endogenises
endogenising
endogenization
endogenize

Literary usage of Endogen

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1. The Indiana Weed Book by Willis Stanley Blatchley (1912)
"If it is an endogen and listed, it belongs either under a or aa. If it fits aa go to c, etc. If the weed is an exogen, turn to the "Key to the Divisions of ..."

2. The Indiana Weed Book by Willis Stanley Blatchley (1912)
"If it is an endogen and listed, it belongs either under a or aa. If it fits aa go to <:, etc. If the weed is an exogen, turn to the "Key to the Divisions of ..."

3. Botany of the Northern and Middle States: Or, A Description of the Plants by Lewis Caleb Beck (1833)
"—Shrub 4—8 feet high, Leaves resembling those of Pima canu- densis, but larger. Fruit having the appearance of a berry. Few. CLASS II. endogen. ..."

4. Spolia Zeylanica by Colombo Museum, National Museums of Sri Lanka, National Museums of Ceylon (1908)
"In front of the upper endogen in the figure is seen the rostellum of the parent. ... Encysted larva containing a transparent homogeneous endogen surrounded ..."

5. Leaves and Flowers, Or, Object Lessons in Botany: With a Flora : Prepared by Alphonso Wood (1891)
"Its netted leaves indicate the former, but its flowers being three-parted throughout, and its seeds with one cotyledon, prove it to be an endogen. ..."

6. British Farmer's Magazine (1848)
"A longitudinal or vertical section or division of the stem of an endogen shows ... The bud from which the flower-stein of a herbaceous endogen elongates is ..."

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