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endogenous

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adjective en·dog·e·nous \en-ˈdä-jə-nəs\

Definition of endogenous

  1. 1 :  growing or produced by growth from deep tissue <endogenous plant roots>

  2. 2 a :  caused by factors inside the organism or system <suffered from endogenous depression> <endogenous business cycles> b :  produced or synthesized within the organism or system <an endogenous hormone>

en·dog·e·nous·ly adverb


1830

First Known Use of endogenous

1830

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endogenous

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adjective en·dog·e·nous \en-ˈdäj-ə-nəs\

Medical Definition of endogenous

  1. 1:  growing from or on the inside <endogenous spores>

  2. 2:  caused by factors within the body or mind or arising from internal structural or functional causes <endogenous malnutrition> <endogenous psychic depression>

  3. 3:  relating to or produced by metabolic synthesis in the body <endogenous opioids> <endogenous amino acids>—compare exogenous

  4. en·dog·e·nous·ly adverb



Variants of endogenous

also en·do·gen·ic \ˌen-də-ˈjen-ik\play

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