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endogen


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Endogen  \En"do*gen\,  n.  [Endo-  +  -gen:  cf  F.  endog[`e]ne.] 
  (Bot.) 
  A  plant  which  increases  in  size  by  internal  growth  and 
  elongation  at  the  summit,  having  the  wood  in  the  form  of 
  bundles  or  threads,  irregularly  distributed  throughout  the 
  whole  diameter,  not  forming  annual  layers,  and  with  no 
  distinct  pith.  The  leaves  of  the  endogens  have  usually, 
  parallel  veins,  their  flowers  are  mostly  in  three  or  some 
  multiple  of  three  parts  and  their  embryos  have  but  a  single 
  cotyledon,  with  the  first  leaves  alternate.  The  endogens 
  constitute  one  of  the  great  primary  classes  of  plants,  and 
  included  all  palms,  true  lilies,  grasses,  rushes,  orchids, 
  the  banana,  pineapple,  etc  See  {Exogen}. 




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