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Exogenous

Definition(s)

1: Growing from or on the outside (as in exogenous spores). 2: Caused by factors (as food or a traumatic factor) or an agent (as a disease-producing organism) from outside the organism or system (as in exogenous obesity, exogenous psychic depression). 3: Introduced from or produced outside the organism or system; specifically: not synthesized within the organism or system.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

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See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: November 17, 2014