En`do*rhi"za (?), n.; pl. Endorhizae (#). [NL., fr. Gr. within + root.] Bot.
Any monocotyledonous plant; -- so named because many monocotyledons have an endorhizal embryo.
⇒ Endorhiza was proposed by Richard as a substitute for the term endogen, and exorhiza as a substitute for the term exogen; but they have not been generally adopted.
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