- (of plants, as the dicotyledons) having stems that grow by the addition of an annual layer of wood to the outside beneath the bark.
- pertaining to plants having such stems.
- belonging to the exogens.
OTHER WORDS FROM exogenousex·og·e·nism, nounex·og·e·nous·ly, adverb
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How to use exogenous in a sentence
In early February of 2021, after returning from a difficult race season, I learned that the same sample from September was re-analyzed due to a bio-passport irregularity and found to be positive for an exogenous anabolic steroid.Katie Compton on USADA Ban: ”I Have Always Been a Clean Athlete”|jversteegh|August 12, 2021|Outside Online
By sleeping in nature the way I do, I not only physically remove myself from exogenous threatening sounds and the demands of my smartphone, but also expose myself to natural light, which results in a better quality of sleep.A Sleep Storyteller Reveals Her Secrets for Drifting Off Naturally|Phoebe Smith|August 6, 2020|Time
Yes, the record of the 2000s looks better if you treat the bust as some kind of exogenous event caused by overbearing government.
But in that case, you also have to treat the real-estate bubble as an exogenous event.
Exogenous Structures, in botany, are those which arise from superficial tissues of the parent organ, as stem-branches and leaves.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
In others, the ordinary exogenous trees predominate, almost to the exclusion of others.
Let us note in this way, in the first place, the introduction of the familiar generic forms of exogenous trees.
The mechanical properties of the stems of trees, both exogenous and endogenous, render them extremely serviceable to mankind.
Trees which thus form a new ring of wood every year are called exogenous, or outside-growing.Outlines of Lessons in Botany, Part I; From Seed to Leaf|Jane H. Newell
British Dictionary definitions for exogenous
- developing or originating outside an organism or part of an organism
- of or relating to external factors, such as light, that influence an organism