autogenous

adjective
au·​tog·​e·​nous | \ ˌȯ-ˈtä-jə-nəs How to pronounce autogenous (audio) \
variants: also autogenic \ ˌȯ-​tə-​ˈje-​nik How to pronounce autogenic (audio) \

Definition of autogenous

1 : produced independently of external influence or aid : endogenous Normally these materials are prepared hydrothermally with water as the solvent in a sealed autoclave under autogenous pressure.— Emily R. Cooper et al.
2 : originating or derived from sources within the same individual an autogenous graft
3 : not requiring a meal of blood to produce eggs autogenous mosquitoes
4 usually autogenic : caused by the action or influence of living organisms autogenic forest succession

Other Words from autogenous

autogenously adverb
Municipal sludge can burn autogenously (without the need for supplementary fuel) after it is dried to 20% solids. Predicasts Technology Update
autogeny \ ˌȯ-​ˈtä-​jə-​nē How to pronounce autogeny (audio) \ noun
mosquito autogeny

First Known Use of autogenous

1826, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for autogenous

autogenous from auto- + -genous, perhaps after Greek autogenḗs "self-produced"; autogenic from auto- + -genic

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“Autogenous.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/autogenous?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=a&file=autoge01. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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autogenous

adjective
au·​tog·​e·​nous | \ ȯ-ˈtäj-ə-nəs How to pronounce autogenous (audio) \

Medical Definition of autogenous

1 : produced independently of external influence or aid : endogenous
2 : originating or derived from sources within the same individual an autogenous graft autogenous vaccine
3 : not requiring a meal of blood to produce eggs autogenous mosquitoes

Other Words from autogenous

autogenously adverb
autogeny \ ȯ-​ˈtäj-​ə-​nē How to pronounce autogeny (audio) \ noun, plural autogenies

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