exogenous

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

Definition of exogenous

1 :produced by growth from superficial tissue
  • exogenous roots produced by leaves
2 a :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 fluctuations
b :introduced from or produced outside the organism or system; specifically :not synthesized within the organism or system

exogenously

adverb

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Origin and Etymology of exogenous

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

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exogenous

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adjective ex·og·e·nous \ ek-ˈsäj-ə-nəs \
variants: also exogenic play \ˌek-sō-ˈjen-ik\

medical Definition of exogenous

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