Medical Dictionary

endogenous


endogenous

adj en·dog·e·nous \en-ˈdäj-ə-nəs\

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\
February 28, 2015
pontificate Hear it
To speak pompously or dogmatically
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