from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Produced or growing from within.
- adj. Originating or produced within an organism, tissue, or cell: endogenous secretions.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. produced, originating or growing from within
- adj. of a disease, caused by factors within the body
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Increasing by internal growth and elongation at the summit, instead of externally, and having no distinction of pith, wood, and bark, as the rattan, the palm, the cornstalk.
- adj. Originating from within; increasing by internal growth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In bot.: Of or pertaining to the class of endogens; growing or proceeding from within: as, endogenous trees or plants; endogenous growth.
- Originating within; internal; specifically, formed within another body, as spores within a sporangium.
- In anat.: Same as autogenous.
- Inclosed in a common cavity of the matrix, as cartilage-cells.
- In geology, formed within a mass of rock or even within the earth itself: especially employed to describe the effects, in contact-metamorphism, produced in the intrusive rock itself, as distinguished from those in the walls.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or resembling an endogen
- adj. derived or originating internally
endo- + -genous (Wiktionary)