- (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
Words nearby exogenous
Example sentences from the Web for exogenous
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.
We have in the botanical world the exogenous and the endogenous tree.The Palm Tree Blessing|W. E. Shepard
We don garment after garment, as if we grew like exogenous plants by addition without.Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience|Henry David Thoreau
Exogenous stems are those that grow by the addition of wood on their outer surface, underneath the bark.The Reason Why|Anonymous
Regulation of breeding schedules in birds always involves some exogenous, environmental timing or triggering mechanism.The Breeding Birds of Kansas|Richard F. Johnston
This is exogenous growth, or outside-growing, as the name denotes.The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray
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