Definition of endocentric in English:

endocentric

adjective

Linguistics
  • Denoting or being a construction in which the whole has the same syntactic function as the head, for example big black dogs.

    ‘Since the vast majority of English compounds are endocentric.’
    Contrasted with exocentric
    ‘A useful distinction to be made is that between endocentric and exocentric compounds, the former showing a semantic head, which is not present in the latter.’

Pronunciation

endocentric

/ˌɛndəʊˈsɛntrɪk/