Exogenous



[ek-soj-uh-nuh s] /ɛkˈsɒdʒ ə nəs/

adjective
1.
originating from outside; derived externally.
2.
Botany.

3.
Pathology. (of a disease) externally caused rather than resulting from conditions within the organism.
4.
Biochemistry. of or noting the metabolic assimilation of proteins or other metabolites, the elimination of nitrogenous catabolites being in direct proportion to the amount of metabolites taken in.
5.
Geology. (def 1).
/ɛkˈsɒdʒɪnəs/
adjective
1.
having an external origin
2.
(biology)

3.
(psychiatry) (of a mental illness) caused by external factors
adj.

1830, from Modern Latin exogenus (on model of indigenus); see exo- + -genous.

exogenous ex·og·e·nous (ěk-sŏj’ə-nəs)
adj.

ex·og’e·nous·ly adv.
exogenous
(ěk-sŏj’ə-nəs)
Originating or produced from outside an organism, tissue, or cell. Compare endogenous.

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