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endogenous

[ en-doj-uh-nuhs ]
/ ɛnˈdɒdʒ ə nəs /
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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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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 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

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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