adjective Botany.

(of a primary xylem or root) developing from the periphery; having the oldest cells closest to the core.

Origin of endarch

1895–1900; end- + -arch having a point of origin (as specified)
Related formsend·ar·chy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for endarch



botany (of a xylem strand) having the first-formed xylem internal to that formed laterCompare exarch 1

Word Origin for endarch

C20: from endo- + Greek arkhē beginning
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