- originating from outside; derived externally.
- (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.
- Pathology. (of a disease) externally caused rather than resulting from conditions within the organism.
- Biochemistry. of or noting the metabolic assimilation of proteins or other metabolites, the elimination of nitrogenous catabolites being in direct proportion to the amount of metabolites taken in.
- Geology. exogenetic(def 1).
Also exogenetic (for defs 2–4).
Origin of exogenous
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Exogenously higher income"—that is, wealth that comes, poof, out of the blue—"produces unhealthy living.Lotto Death Curse
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- having an external origin
- developing or originating outside an organism or part of an organism
- of or relating to external factors, such as light, that influence an organism
- psychiatry (of a mental illness) caused by external factors
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Word Origin and History for exogenously
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- Originating or produced outside of an organism, tissue, or cell.
- Having a cause external to the body. Used of diseases.
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- Originating or produced from outside an organism, tissue, or cell. Compare endogenous.
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