autogenous

autogenous

[aw-toj-uh-nuhs]
adjective
1.
self-produced; self-generated.
2.
Physiology. pertaining to substances generated in the body.
3.
Metallurgy. self-fused, without the addition of solder or the application of an adhesive: an autogenous weld between two pieces of the same metal.

Origin:
1840–50; < Greek autogen(ḗs) self-produced (see auto-1, -gen) + -ous

autogenously, adverb
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autogenous (ɔːˈtɒdʒɪnəs)
 
adj
1.  a.  Compare heterogenous originating within the body
 b.  denoting a vaccine made from bacteria obtained from the patient's own body
2.  self-generated; self-produced
3.  denoting a weld in which the filler metal and the parent metal are of similar composition
 
au'togenously
 
adv

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autogenous
"self-generated," 1846, earlier autogeneal (1650s), from Gk. autogenes "self-produced," from autos "self" (see auto-) + genes "formation, creation" (see genus). Modern form of the word said to have been coined by English paleontologist Richard Owen (1804-1892).
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autogenous au·tog·e·nous (ô-tŏj'ə-nəs) or au·to·gen·ic (ô'tə-jěn'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to autogenesis; self-generating.

  2. Of or relating to vaccines prepared from bacteria obtained from the infected person.


au·tog'e·nous·ly adv.
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