exogenous

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adjective ex·og·e·nous \ek-ˈsä-jə-nəs\

Definition of exogenous

  1. 1 :  produced by growth from superficial tissue exogenous roots produced by leaves

  2. 2a :  caused by factors (such as food or a traumatic factor) or an agent (such as a disease-producing organism) from outside the organism or system exogenous obesity exogenous psychic depression exogenous market fluctuationsb :  introduced from or produced outside the organism or system; specifically :  not synthesized within the organism or system

exogenously

adverb

Origin and Etymology of exogenous

French exogène exogenous, from exo- + -gène (from Greek -genēs born) — more at -gen


First Known Use: 1830

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exogenous

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

exogenic

\ˌek-sō-ˈjen-ik\play

Medical Definition of exogenous

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

  2. 2:  caused by factors (as food or a traumatic event) or an agent (as a disease-producing organism) from outside the organism or system exogenous obesity exogenousdepression

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

exogenously

adverb

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