endolymph n. [Gr. endon, within; L. lympha, water] (MOLL: Cephalopoda) The fluid in the inner sac of the statocyst of Octopods and Vampyroteuthis ; in squid and cuttlefish, the only fluid filling the single walled statocyst sac.
endolysis n. [Gr. endon, within; lyein, to dissolve] Dissolution of the cytoplasm of a cell.
endomembrane n. [Gr. endon, within; L. membrana, skin] Membrane inside a cell; endoplasmic reticulum, golgi bodies, vesicles and other structures.
endomesoderm n. [Gr. endon, within; mesos, middle; derma, skin] Mesoderm derived from the endoderm during embryology of animals.
endomitosis n.; pl. -ses [Gr. endon, within; mitos, thread] Mitosis within the nuclear envelope without nuclear or cy-toplasmic division.
endoneurium n. [Gr. endon, within; neuron, nerve] Supporting fibers within a nerve.
endooecium n. [Gr. endon, within; oikos, house] (BRYO) The inner layer of the ooecial wall, usually membranous.
endoparamere n. [Gr. endon, within; para, beside; meros, part] (ARTHRO: Insecta) The lamina phalli of Caelifera.
endoparasite n. [Gr. endon, within; para, beside; sitos, food] A parasite that lives inside its host. endoparasitic a.
endophagy n. [Gr. endon, within; phagein, to eat] The internal feeding of endoparasites.
endophallic cavity (ARTHRO: Insecta) In male Ensifera, the cavity into which the gonopore opens; for Caelifera, see spermatophore sac.
endophallus n. [Gr. endon, within; phallos, penis] (ARTHRO: Insecta) The inner wall, sac or tube of the aedeagus, which is a continuation of the ejaculatory duct.
endophragm n. [Gr. endon, within; phragma, partition] (ARTHRO: Crustacea) In some Decapoda, a wall formed by union of opposed apodemes (cephalic and thoracic) forming part of the endoskeleton; an arthrophragm.
endophragmal skeleton (ARTHRO: Crustacea) A complex internal structure composed of fused apodemes, providing the framework for muscle attachment.
endophytic a. [Gr. endon, within; phyton, plant] Living within the tissues of plants.
endophytic oviposition (ARTHRO: Insecta) In certain Odonata a form of oviposition in which they insert their eggs by making slits in plants or mud.
endopinacocyte n. [Gr. endon, within; pinax, tablet; kytos, container] (PORIF) Cells that form the internal epithelium lining the canals.
endoplasm n. [Gr. endon, within; plasma, to form or mold] The inner or central part of the cytoplasm of a cell. see ectoplasm.
endoplasmic reticulum A network of double membranes continuous with the cell membrane and nuclear membrane; if lined with ribosomes called rough, if unlined called smooth.
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