endogeny

endogeny

[en-doj-uh-nee]
noun Biology.
development or growth from within.
Also, endogenesis [en-doh-jen-uh-sis] .


Origin:
1880–85; endo- + -geny

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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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