Definition of endophora in English:

endophora

noun

mass nounLinguistics
  • The set of relationships among words having the same reference within a text, contributing to textual cohesion; anaphora and cataphora.

    ‘Conversely, endophora, is the act of reference to some item from within the text itself.’
    Compare with exophora

Origin

1970s from endo-‘within’, on the pattern of anaphora.

Pronunciation

endophora

/ɛnˈdɒfərə/