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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History and Etymology for endocentric

end- + -centric

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“Endocentric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endocentric. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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