endogenous: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (en-doj'u-nus), [key]
— adj.
  1. proceeding from within; derived internally.
  2. growing or developing from within; originating within.
  3. (of a disease) resulting from conditions within the organism rather than externally caused.
  4. pertaining to the metabolism of nitrogenous elements of cells and tissues.
  5. endogenetic.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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