1. [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
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.
3. (Anat.) Growing from previously ossified parts; -- opposed
to autogenous. --Owen.
4. (Med.) caused by factors from outside the body, rather
than from an abnormality of internal functions; -- of
5. (Biol., Biochem.) not synthesized within the organism;
absorbed or assimilated from outside the organism.
Exogenous aneurism (Med.), an aneurism which is produced by
causes acting from without, as from injury.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: derived or originating externally [syn: exogenous,
exogenic] [ant: endogenic, endogenous]