Meaning of EXOGENOUS in English



Pronunciation: ek- ' sä-j ə -n ə s

Function: adjective

Etymology: French exogène exogenous, from exo- + -gène (fr. Greek -gen ē s born) ― more at -GEN

Date: 1830

1 : produced by growth from superficial tissue < exogenous roots produced by leaves>

2 a : caused by factors (as food or a traumatic factor) or an agent (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

– ex · og · e · nous · ly adverb

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