adjective en·do·centric \¦endō+\

Definition of endocentric

  1. :  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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to cast off or become cast off

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