[ en-doj-uh-nuh s ]
/ 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.
Related formsen·do·ge·nic·i·ty [en-doh-juh-nis-i-tee] /ˌɛn doʊ dʒəˈnɪs ɪ ti/, nounen·dog·e·nous·ly, adverb
Can be confusedendogenous indigenous
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British Dictionary definitions for endogenously
/ (ɛnˈdɒdʒɪnəs) /
biology developing or originating within an organism or part of an organismendogenous rhythms
having no apparent external causeendogenous depression
Derived Formsendogenously, adverbendogeny, noun
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Word Origin and History for endogenously
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Medicine definitions for endogenously
[ ĕn-dŏj′ə-nəs ]
Originating or produced within an organism, tissue, or cell.
Caused by factors within the body. Used of a disease.
Related formsen•dog′e•nous•ly adv.en•dog′e•ny n.
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Science definitions for endogenously
[ ĕn-dŏj′ə-nəs ]
Originating or produced within an organism, tissue, or cell. Compare exogenous.
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