Exogenous meaning

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Originating externally.

An exogenous model of economic growth.

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Originating or produced from outside a cell, tissue, or organism.

Exogenous antioxidants.

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Developing from without; originating externally.
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Of or relating to external factors, as food or light, that have an effect upon an organism.
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Originating or produced from outside a cell, tissue, or organism.

Exogenous antioxidants.

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Originating or produced from outside an organism, tissue, or cell.
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(medicine) Of a disease: having an external cause.
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(economics) Of information: received from outside a group.
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(economics) Descriptive of a group created by public as opposed to private information.
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The definition of exogenous is developing from the outside.

An example of exogenous used as an adjective is in the phrase "an exogenous shell," which means a shell on the outside.

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Origin of exogenous

  • French exogène Greek exō- exo- French -gène -gen
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition