from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Biology Derived or developed from outside the body; originating externally.
- adj. Botany Characterized by the addition of layers of woody tissue.
- adj. Medicine Having a cause external to the body. Used of diseases.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. produced or originating outside of an organism
- adj. of a disease: having an external cause
- adj. of information: received from outside a group
- adj. descriptive of a group created by public as opposed to private information
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. derived from or originating outside; pertaining to, or having the character of, an exogen; -- the opposite of
- adj. 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.
- adj. Growing from previously ossified parts; -- opposed to
- adj. caused by factors from outside the body, rather than from an abnormality of internal functions; -- of illness.
- adj. not synthesized within the organism; absorbed or assimilated from outside the organism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Growing by additions on the outside; specifically, in botany, belonging to or characteristic of the class of exogens.
- Produced on the outside, as the spores of hyphomycetous and many other fungi; growing out from some part: specifically applied in anatomy to those processes of a vertebra which have no independent ossific centers of their own, but are mere outgrowths.
- In geology, applied by Von Humboldt to extrusive, volcanic rocks, in contrast to endogenous rocks. See endogenous, 3.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. derived or originating externally
French exogène : Greek exō-, exo- + French -gène, -gen.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)