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.
- en·do·ge·nic·i·ty [en-doh-juh-nis-i-tee], /ˌɛn doʊ dʒəˈnɪs ɪ ti/, noun
- en·dog·e·nous·ly, adverb
- endogenous , indigenous
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How to use endogenous in a sentence
He held, however, that the nuclei multiplied endogenously and not by division.Form and Function | E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
In its protoplasm a number of germs first appear endogenously, but the nucleus of the germogen does not assist in their formation.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume II (of 4) | Francis Maitland Balfour
The quality q, so far, is an entirely subjective fact which the feeling carries so to speak endogenously, or in its pocket.The Meaning of Truth | William James
British Dictionary definitions for endogenous
biology developing or originating within an organism or part of an organism: endogenous rhythms
having no apparent external cause: endogenous depression
- endogenously, adverb
- endogeny, noun
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Scientific definitions for endogenous
Originating or produced within an organism, tissue, or cell. Compare exogenous.
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