Endorhiza
Endorhiza En`do*rhi"za, n.; pl. {Endorhiz[ae]}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? within + ? root.] (Bot.) Any monocotyledonous plant; -- so named because many monocotyledons have an endorhizal embryo. [1913 Webster]

Note: Endorhiza was proposed by Richard as a substitute for the term endogen, and exorhiza as a substitute for the term exogen; but they have not been generally adopted.


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  • Endorhizae — Endorhiza En do*rhi za, n.; pl. {Endorhiz[ae]}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? within + ? root.] (Bot.) Any monocotyledonous plant; so named because many monocotyledons have an endorhizal embryo. [1913 Webster] Note: Endorhiza was proposed by Richard as a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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