endo-

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


Origin:
< Greek, combining form of éndon within; cognate with Old Irish ind-, OL endo- in, on

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endo- or (before a vowel) end-
 
combining form
inside; within: endocrine
 
[from Greek, from endon within]
 
end- or (before a vowel) end-
 
combining form
 
[from Greek, from endon within]

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endo-
comb. form of Gk. endon "within," lit. "in the house," from en- "in" + base of domos "house" (see domestic). Used to form scientific compounds in Gk.
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endo- or end-
pref.
Inside; within: endometrium.

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endo-  
A prefix meaning "inside," as in endoskeleton.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
endo
endocrine
ENDO
endometriosis
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