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adj in·dig·e·nous \in-ˈdij-ə-nəs\

Medical Definition of INDIGENOUS

:  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>
:  being inborn or innate <a type of behavior that is indigenous to human beings>
in·dig·e·nous·ly adverb


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