autogenous

[ aw-toj-uh-nuh s ]
/ ɔˈtɒdʒ ə nəs /

adjective

self-produced; self-generated.
Physiology. pertaining to substances generated in the body.
Metallurgy. self-fused, without the addition of solder or the application of an adhesive: an autogenous weld between two pieces of the same metal.

Origin of autogenous

1840–50; < Greek autogen(ḗs) self-produced (see auto-1, -gen) + -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM autogenous

au·tog·e·nous·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for autogenous

autogenous
/ (ɔːˈtɒdʒɪnəs) /

adjective

  1. originating within the bodyCompare heterogenous
  2. denoting a vaccine made from bacteria obtained from the patient's own body
self-generated; self-produced
denoting a weld in which the filler metal and the parent metal are of similar composition

Derived forms of autogenous

autogenously, adverb
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Medicine definitions for autogenous

autogenous
[ ô-tŏjə-nəs ]

adj.

Of or relating to autogenesis; self-generating.
Of or relating to vaccines prepared from bacteria obtained from the infected person.

Other words from autogenous

au•toge•nous•ly adv.
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