exogenous

Definition of exogenous

ex`og´e`nous
a.1.(Bot.) derived from or originating outside; pertaining to, or having the character of, an exogen; - the opposite of endogenous.
2.(Bot.) Growing by addition to the exterior; growing by addition of a new external layer of cells on the surface just beneath the bark; - of plants.
3.(Anat.) Growing from previously ossified parts; - opposed to autogenous.
4.(Med.) caused by factors from outside the body, rather than from an abnormality of internal functions; - of illness.
5.(Biol., Biochem.) not synthesized within the organism; absorbed or assimilated from outside the organism.
Exogenous aneurism
(Med.) an aneurism which is produced by causes acting from without, as from injury.

Related Words

endogenic, endogenous, exogenic
Word:

Browse

Exitial
Exmoor
Exo-
Exocardiac
Exocarp
Exoccipital
Exocetus
Exoculate
Exode
Exodic
Exodium
exodontics
exodontist
Exodus
Exody
Exogamous
Exogamy
Exogen
Exogenetic
exogenic
-exogenous-
Exogenous aneurism
Exogyra
Exolete
Exolution
Exolve
Exon
Exonerate
exonerated
Exoneration
Exonerative
Exonerator
Exophthalmia
Exophthalmic
Exophthalmic golter
Exophthalmos
Exophthalmy
Exophyllous
Exoplasm
Exopodite
Exoptable
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

© 2014 Delaflex, Inc.Dictionary Home