[ en-doj-uh-nuhs ]
/ ɛnˈdɒdʒ ə nəs /
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.
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Origin of endogenous
First recorded in 1825–35; endo-
OTHER WORDS FROM endogenousen·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 endogenousendogenous , indigenous
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How to use endogenous in a sentence
He held, however, that the nuclei multiplied endogenously and not by division.
In its protoplasm a number of germs first appear endogenously, but the nucleus of the germogen does not assist in their formation.
The quality q, so far, is an entirely subjective fact which the feeling carries so to speak endogenously, or in its pocket.
British Dictionary definitions for endogenous
biology developing or originating within an organism or part of an organismendogenous rhythms
having no apparent external causeendogenous depression
Derived forms of endogenousendogenously, adverbendogeny, noun
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Medical definitions for endogenous
Originating or produced within an organism, tissue, or cell.
Caused by factors within the body. Used of a disease.
Other words from endogenousen•dog′e•nous•ly adv.en•dog′e•ny n.
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Scientific definitions for endogenous
Originating or produced within an organism, tissue, or cell. Compare exogenous.
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