Definition of exogenous
1 : produced by growth from superficial tissue exogenous roots produced by leaves
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
Recent Examples of exogenous from the Web
Gordon tested positive for exogenous testosterone and clostebol; Colabello and Stump for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone; and Ravin for Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide 2.
More broadly, there’s at least one huge exogenous difference between the U.S.’s ability to help Haiti and Pakistan: sovereignty.
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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
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