from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In botany, the brown cell-contents in Diatomaceæ, colored by diatomin. The term has also been applied generally to the coloring matter, other than green, of flowers, etc.
  • noun In zoology, the highly colored endoplasm of a cell.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) The coloring matter within the cells of plants, whether green, red, yellow, or any other color.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun botany Any colouring matter within the cells of plants.


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endo- + -chrome


  • Soon the densely congregated granules at the extreme end will be seen to separate from the endochrome of the filament, a clear space sometimes, but not always, marking the point of division.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 460, October 25, 1884

  • The threads adhere to each other laterally, containing only a single spiral endochrome, and the articulations are very long.

    Himalayan Journals — Complete

  • Soane River, also, is an interesting Alga, belonging to the curious genus _Thwaitesia, _ in which the division of the endochrome in the fertile cells into four distinct masses, sometimes entirely free, is beautifully marked.

    Himalayan Journals — Complete

  • In the latter case, however, there is no external swelling, but a lateral endochrome is formed, which, as it grows, makes its way through an aperture, whose sides are regularly inflected.

    Himalayan Journals — Complete

  • In Silhet, again, is a magnificent _Zygnema, _ allied to _Z. nitidum, _ with large oval spores, about 1/285 part of an inch long, and a dark golden brown colour, and containing a spiral green endochrome.

    Himalayan Journals — Complete


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