- 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.
Origin of endogenous
Related Words for endogenousinternal, remote, intimate, domestic, private, secret, gut, home, automatic, ascetic, inland, inner, innermost, inward, visceral, within, autogenous, endogenous, in-house, autonomous
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Historical Examples of endogenous
Endogenous stems are those that grow inwardly, from the centre.The Reason Why
The exogenous and endogenous hydatids may coexist in the same bearer.Parasites
T. Spencer Cobbold
We have in the botanical world the exogenous and the endogenous tree.
It is an endogenous tree, and the cambium layer does not obtain.
Certain it is that if Federation is to be brought about, the movement must be endogenous.Town Life in Australia
R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny
- biology developing or originating within an organism or part of an organismendogenous rhythms
- having no apparent external causeendogenous depression
Word Origin and History for endogenous
- Originating or produced within an organism, tissue, or cell.
- Caused by factors within the body. Used of a disease.
- Originating or produced within an organism, tissue, or cell. Compare exogenous.