[ ek-soj-uh-nuhs ]
/ ɛkˈsɒdʒ ə nəs /
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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).
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Also exogenetic (for defs. 2-4).
OTHER WORDS FROM exogenousex·og·e·nism, nounex·og·e·nous·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for exogenous
Exogenously higher income"—that is, wealth that comes, poof, out of the blue—"produces unhealthy living.
British Dictionary definitions for exogenous
/ (ɛkˈsɒdʒɪnəs) /
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
Derived forms of exogenousexogenously, adverb
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Medical definitions for exogenous
[ ĕk-sŏj′ə-nəs ]
Originating or produced outside of an organism, tissue, or cell.
Having a cause external to the body. Used of diseases.
Other words from exogenousex•og′e•nous•ly adv.
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Scientific definitions for exogenous
[ ĕk-sŏj′ə-nəs ]
Originating or produced from outside an organism, tissue, or cell. Compare endogenous.
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