endocentric

adjective en·do·centric \ ¦endō+ \

Definition of endocentric

:having the same grammatical function as one of its immediate constituents that does not modify the other immediate constituent used of a compound or construction (such as blackbird, which is like bird in function, or my little Mary, which is like Mary in function) — compare exocentric

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Origin and Etymology of endocentric

end- + -centric


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