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exogenous

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adjective ex·og·e·nous \ek-ˈsäj-ə-nəs\

Medical Definition of exogenous

  1. 1:  growing from or on the outside <exogenous spores>

  2. 2:  caused by factors (as food or a traumatic factor) or an agent (as a disease-producing organism) from outside the organism or system <exogenous obesity> <exogenous psychic depression>

  3. 3:  introduced from or produced outside the organism or system; specifically :  not synthesized within the organism or system—compare endogenous

  4. ex·og·e·nous·ly adverb



Variants of exogenous

also ex·o·gen·ic \ˌek-sō-ˈjen-ik\play

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