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Wordnet 3.0


1. derived or originating externally;
[syn: exogenous, exogenic]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

exogenous \ex*og"e*nous\, a. 1. (Bot.) derived from or originating outside; pertaining to, or having the character of, an exogen; -- the opposite of endogenous. Syn: exogenetic. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) 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. [1913 Webster] 3. (Anat.) Growing from previously ossified parts; -- opposed to autogenous. --Owen. [1913 Webster] 4. (Med.) caused by factors from outside the body, rather than from an abnormality of internal functions; -- of illness. [PJC] 5. (Biol., Biochem.) not synthesized within the organism; absorbed or assimilated from outside the organism. [PJC] Exogenous aneurism (Med.), an aneurism which is produced by causes acting from without, as from injury. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

exogenous adj 1: derived or originating externally [syn: exogenous, exogenic] [ant: endogenic, endogenous]