|1.||having an external origin|
|a. developing or originating outside an organism or part of an organism|
|b. of or relating to external factors, such as light, that influence an organism|
|3.||psychiatry (of a mental illness) caused by external factors|
exogenous ex·og·e·nous (ěk-sŏj'ə-nəs)
Originating or produced outside of an organism, a tissue, or a cell.
Having a cause external to the body. Used of diseases.
Originating or produced from outside an organism, tissue, or cell. Compare endogenous.