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indigenous

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adjective in·dig·e·nous \in-ˈdij-ə-nəs\

Medical Definition of indigenous

  1. 1:  having originated in and being produced, growing, or living naturally in a particular region or environment <a disease indigenous to the tropics> <colonization by small numbers of indigenous enteric bacteria—C. M. Kunin et al>

  2. 2:  being inborn or innate <a type of behavior that is indigenous to human beings>

indigenously adverb




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