endogenous


en·dog·e·nous

adjective \en-ˈdä-jə-nəs\

Definition of ENDOGENOUS

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

First Known Use of ENDOGENOUS

1830

Other Biochemistry Terms

bile, biodegradable, capsaicin, keratin, metabolism

en·dog·e·nous

adjective \en-ˈdäj-ə-nəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ENDOGENOUS

1
: growing from or on the inside <endogenous spores>
2
: caused by factors within the body or mind or arising from internal structural or functional causes <endogenous malnutrition> <endogenous psychic depression>
3
: relating to or produced by metabolic synthesis in the body <endogenous opioids> <endogenous amino acids>—compare exogenous
en·dog·e·nous·ly adverb

Variants of ENDOGENOUS

en·dog·e·nous also en·do·gen·ic \ˌen-də-ˈjen-ik\

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: endogeny
Previous Word in the Dictionary: endogenicity
All Words Near: endogenous

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up endogenous? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More