Endogenous En*dog"e*nous, a. 1. (Bot.) Increasing by internal growth and elongation at the summit, instead of externally, and having no distinction of pith, wood, and bark, as the rattan, the palm, the cornstalk. [1913 Webster]

2. (Biol.) Originating from within; increasing by internal growth. [1913 Webster]

{Endogenous multiplication} (Biol.), a method of cell formation, seen in cells having a cell wall. The nucleus and protoplasm divide into two distinct masses; these in turn become divided and subdivided, each division becoming a new cell, until finally the original cell wall is ruptured and the new cells are liberated (see {Segmentation}, and Illust. of {Cell Division}, under {Division}). This mode of growth is characteristic of many forms of cells, both animal and vegetable. [1913 Webster]

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