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

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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\

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