endogenicity

endogenous

[en-doj-uh-nuhs]
adjective
1.
proceeding from within; derived internally.
2.
Biology. growing or developing from within; originating within.
3.
Pathology. (of a disease) resulting from conditions within the organism rather than externally caused.
4.
Biochemistry. pertaining to the metabolism of nitrogenous elements of cells and tissues.
5.
Geology, endogenetic.

Origin:
1825–35; endo- + -genous

endogenicity [en-doh-juh-nis-i-tee] , noun
endogenously, adverb

endogenous, indigenous.
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endogenous (ɛnˈdɒdʒɪnəs)
 
adj
1.  biology developing or originating within an organism or part of an organism: endogenous rhythms
2.  having no apparent external cause: endogenous depression
 
en'dogenously
 
adv
 
en'dogeny
 
n

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endogenous
1830, from endo- + -genous "producing."
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endogenous en·dog·e·nous (ěn-dŏj'ə-nəs)
adj.

  1. Originating or produced within an organism, a tissue, or a cell.

  2. Caused by factors within the body. Used of a disease.


en·dog'e·nous·ly adv.
en·dog'e·ny n.
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endogenous   (ěn-dŏj'ə-nəs)  Pronunciation Key 
Originating or produced within an organism, tissue, or cell. Compare exogenous.
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