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Of or relating to a drainage basin that has no outlet, such as the Great Basin or the Jordan River valley.

[endo- + Greek rhein, rhe-, to flow; see sreu- in Indo-European roots + -ic.]

en′do·rhe′i·cal·ly adv.
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The endorheic basin is bounded to the northeast by Kazakhstan, to the northwest by Russia, to the west by Azerbaijan, to the south by Iran, and to the southeast by Turkmenistan.
An endorheic basin, Searles is a closed system formed by rainwater with no outflows to other bodies of water.
hildebrandi, which is endemic to the San Cristobal de las Casas basin, a small endorheic basin in Chiapas, Mexico.
The largest endorheic basin is located in the Puna region and consists of several interconnected sub-basins.
The largest endorheic basin is located in the Puna region and consists of the interconnected sub-basins of Salar de Arizaro, Salar de Antofalla, Salar Pocitos, Salina de Rincon, Salar del Hombre Muerto and Salar de Cauchari.
The current dispersion of the landmass results in a great number of local climatic barriers and, therefore, to different playa types: elevated in the Andes, close to the sea -- and possibly below the sea level such as in Algeria - in the Zone of Chotts, linked with endorheic basin in Lake Eyre, etc.
In addition, between the Qaidam Pendi and the Kunlun piedmont, a complex system of playas, endorheic basins, and braided rivers surprisingly recalls what should have occurred during the erosion of the Variscan belt associated to coarse sediments such as sandstones and conglomerates (Fig 4C).
The northern part is an endorheic basin, consisting of a partly clay and partly pebble-sand plain with some scattered hills.
Most of the Great Basin area is an immense endorheic basin.
And it was beautiful--a closed endorheic basin, with rivers flowing into a central lake, just as the hypothetical Lake Parime was drawn based on Walter Raleigh's map in 1599.
The species diversity is highest in the endorheic basins of the mountainous regions of central Anatolia and the Iranian plateau (Coad 2000; Hrbek et al.
having glittering blue backs" must have been Cyprinodon because members of this genus are the only fishes of that color known to have inhabited the mid-19th-century springs, streams, and other aquatic habitats of the often endorheic basins in the northern interior of Mexico and adjacent United States.