Meaning of EXOGENOUS in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ek-ˈsä-jə-nəs ]


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

Date: 1830

1. : produced by growth from superficial tissue

exogenous roots produced by leaves


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

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.