Endoprocta endoprocts see Entoprocta

Endopterygota n. [Gr. endon, within; pteron, wing] (ARTHRO: Insecta) In some classifications a division of insects with complete metamorphosis. see Holometabola; Exoptery-gota.

endopterygote n. [Gr. endon, within; pteron, wing] (ARTHRO: Insecta) A condition of internal wing bud development, or any insect secondarily wingless but derived from such an ancestor; associated with holometabolous insects.

endopuncta n.; pl. -ae [Gr. endon, within; L. punctus, point] (BRACHIO) An internal cavity in the shell which does not penetrate all the way through; caeca extend into these depressions. see pseudopunta.

endosiphuncle n. [Gr. endon, within; siphon, pipe] (MOLL: Cephalopoda) A tube leading from the protoconch to the siphuncle.

endoskeleton n. [Gr. endon, within; skeleton, dried body] A skeleton or internal supporting structure of the body or an apodeme for muscle attachment. endoskeletal a. see exoskeleton.

endosmosis n. [Gr. endon, within; osmos, a pushing] Osmotic diffusion toward the inside.

endosome n. [Gr. endon, within; soma, body] (PORIF) All areas of a sponge except for the ectosomal structures.

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