from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Influence by external forces.
  • n. Growth on the outside or near the surface.
  • n. A division of woody plants whose stem is formed by successive accretions to the outside of the wood under the bark
  • n. A phase in the life cycle of a hair follicle in which a hair exits the follicle.
  • n. Exogamy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as exogamy.
  • n. In sporozoans, sporulation taking place after the cyst has left the host, as in Gregarinida and Coccidiidea generally. See endogeny.


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  • Of or pertaining to that which is foreign to an environment. Antonyms: autochthonous, indigeny.

    May 14, 2007