autogenous

adjective
au·​tog·​e·​nous | \ȯ-ˈtäj-ə-nəs \

Medical Definition of autogenous 

1 : produced independently of external influence or aid : endogenous

2 : orginating 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

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