endo-, end-

(Greek: within, inside, into, in, on, inner)

The semifluid, granular interior of certain unicellular organisms, as the inner layer of sarcode (protoplasm of protozoa before the term protoplasm was coined) in the amoeba; entoplasm; endoplasta.
1. A long slender medical instrument for examining the interior of a bodily organ or for performing minor surgery.
2. An instrument for visually examining the interior of a bodily canal or a hollow organ; such as, the colon, bladder, or stomach.
A reference to a medical instrument consisting of a long tube inserted into the body which is used for diagnostic examinations and surgical procedures.
endoscopy (s) (noun), endoscopies (pl)
A type of medical examination in which a medical device is passed into an area of the body; for example, the bladder or the intestines: "The process of endoscopy usually includes a fiberoptic camera, which allows a greatly magnified image to be projected onto a video screen, to be viewed by the medical operator."

"Often during the endoscopy, the operator can retrieve a small sample (biopsy) of the area being examined, in order to more closely view the tissue under a microscope."

"With advances in imaging and miniaturization of endosurgical equipment, surgery can be performed during endoscopy."

endosepsis (s) (noun), endosepses (pl)
Blood impurity originating within an organism: The doctors were at a loss to explain the endosepsis of the patient that they thought was recovering well from surgery.
endoskeletal (adjective), more endoskeletal, most endoskeletal
Pertaining to the structures that support the inside of the body.
endoskeleton (s) (noun), endoskeletons (pl)
The body parts that support the inside of the body.
1. Osmosis in which fluid is absorbed into a cell from a surrounding fluid.
2. A movement in liquids separated by a membranous or porous septum, by which one fluid passes through the septum into the cavity which contains another fluid of a different density.
3. The flow of a substance from an area of lesser concentration to one of greater concentration (opposed to exosmosis).
Of the nature of endosmosis.
The contents of an erythrocyte or a mature blood cell that contains hemoglobin to carry oxygen to the bodily tissues.

It is also called a red blood cell (RBC). The reddish color is due to the hemoglobin.

endosome, endoplasts
A more or less central body in the vesicular nucleus of certain protozoa.

The endosome is characteristic of trypanosomes, parasitic amebas, and phytoflagellates.

A benign tumor of bone tissue in the medullary cavity (tissue which fills the cavities) of a bone.
1. A symbiont that lives within the body of the host.
2. An organism which lives within the body of another organism (its host) as part of an endosymbiotic relationship.
A reference to a symbiosis in which one symbiont lives within the body of another as green algae in Hydra or Convoluta.
1. Symbiosis in which one organism lives inside the body of another and both function as a single organism.
2. A symbiotic relationship between two organisms in which one of the two organisms (the endosymbiont) lives inside the body of the other one (the host).

Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving word units dealing with "form, shape, appearance": figur-; form-; icono-; ideo-; imag-; morpho-; -oid; typo-.