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endogeny

[ en-doj-uh-nee ]
/ ɛnˈdɒdʒ ə ni /
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noun Biology.

development or growth from within.

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Also en·do·gen·e·sis [en-doh-jen-uh-sis]. /ˌɛn doʊˈdʒɛn ə sɪs/.

Origin of endogeny

First recorded in 1880–85; endo- + -geny
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