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autogenous

[aw-toj-uh-nuh s] /ɔˈtɒdʒ ə nəs/
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
1840-1850
1840-50; < Greek autogen(ḗs) self-produced (see auto-1, -gen) + -ous
Related forms
autogenously, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for autogenous

autogenous

/ɔːˈtɒdʒɪnəs/
adjective
1.
  1. originating within the body Compare heterogenous
  2. 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
Derived Forms
autogenously, adverb
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Word Origin and History for autogenous
adj.

"self-generated," 1846, earlier autogeneal (1650s), from Greek autogenes "self-produced," from autos "self" (see auto-) + genes "formation, creation" (see genus). Modern form and biological use of the word said to have been coined by English paleontologist Richard Owen (1804-1892).

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autogenous in Medicine

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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