endogenous

[ en-doj-uh-nuh s ]
/ ɛnˈdɒdʒ ə nəs /

adjective

proceeding from within; derived internally.
Biology. growing or developing from within; originating within.
Pathology. (of a disease) resulting from conditions within the organism rather than externally caused.
Biochemistry. pertaining to the metabolism of nitrogenous elements of cells and tissues.
Geology. endogenetic.

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Origin of endogenous

First recorded in 1825–35; endo- + -genous

OTHER WORDS FROM endogenous

en·do·ge·nic·i·ty [en-doh-juh-nis-i-tee] /ˌɛn doʊ dʒəˈnɪs ɪ ti/, nounen·dog·e·nous·ly, adverb

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH endogenous

endogenous indigenous
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British Dictionary definitions for endogenous

endogenous
/ (ɛnˈdɒdʒɪnəs) /

adjective

biology developing or originating within an organism or part of an organismendogenous rhythms
having no apparent external causeendogenous depression

Derived forms of endogenous

endogenously, adverbendogeny, noun
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Medical definitions for endogenous

endogenous
[ ĕn-dŏjə-nəs ]

adj.

Originating or produced within an organism, tissue, or cell.
Caused by factors within the body. Used of a disease.

Other words from endogenous

en•doge•nous•ly adv.en•doge•ny n.
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Scientific definitions for endogenous

endogenous
[ ĕn-dŏjə-nəs ]

Originating or produced within an organism, tissue, or cell. Compare exogenous.
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