endo-


a combining form meaning “within,” used in the formation of compound words: endocardial.
Also especially before a vowel, end-.

Origin of endo-

< Greek, combining form of éndon within; cognate with Old Irish ind-, OL endo- in, on
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British Dictionary definitions for endo-

endo-

before a vowel end-


combining form

inside; withinendocrine

Word Origin for endo-

from Greek, from endon within
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Word Origin and History for endo-

endo-


word-forming element meaning "inside, within, internal," comb. form of Greek endon "in, within," literally "in the house of," from en "in" (see en- (2)) + base of domos "house" (see domestic).

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Medicine definitions for endo-

endo-


pref.

Inside; within:endometrium.
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Science definitions for endo-

endo-


A prefix meaning “inside,” as in endoskeleton.
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