[hee-muh-toj-uh-nuh s, hem-uh-]
  1. originating in the blood.
  2. producing blood or components of blood.
  3. distributed or spread by way of the bloodstream, as in metastases of tumors or in infections; blood-borne.

Origin of hematogenous

First recorded in 1865–70; hemato- + -genous
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hematogenous in Medicine


  1. Producing blood.
  2. Originating in or spread by the blood.
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