Endogenous

[ɛndˈə͡ʊd͡ʒənəs], [ɛndˈə‍ʊd‍ʒənəs], [ɛ_n_d_ˈəʊ_dʒ_ə_n_ə_s]

Definitions of endogenous:

  1.   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.
  2.   Increasing by internal growth.
  3.   Of or pertaining to an endogen; growing from within, as a palm.
  4.   Developing from a deep- seated layer.
  5.   Increasing like endogens, or by internal growth.
  6.   derived or originating internally
  7.   Belonging to the endogens; of the nature of endogens, which increase in the stem by internal growth; originating by spontaneous effort from within.
  8.   of or resembling an endogen
  9.   Originating from within; increasing by internal growth.
  10.   1. Originating or produced within the organism or one of its parts. 2. Endogenic.

Antonyms for endogenous:

exogenous, exogenic.


Quotes for endogenous:

  1. As the new endogenous growth theory suggests, TFP growth is closely related to accumulation of the intangible capitals, such as human capital and research and development. – Toshihiko Fukui
  2. I recognized that information was, in many respects, like a public good, and it was this insight that made it clear to me that it was unlikely that the private market would provide efficient resource allocations whenever information was endogenous – Joseph E. Stiglitz

Usage examples for endogenous:

  1. Endogenous toxins are autogenerated. ” – How and When to Be Your Own Doctor by Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon
  2. Trees are either exogenous- that is to say, grow by means of successive layers on the outside; or they endogenous which means that they are increased by layers in the inside. ” – In the Wilds of Africa by W.H.G. Kingston
  3. As the same endogenous rock manifests almost every where the same degree of activity, so on the contrary, different rocks belonging to the same class, whether to the endogenous or the erupted, exhibit great differences in their character. ” – COSMOS: A Sketch of the Physical Description of the Universe, Vol. 1 by Alexander von Humboldt
  4. The word endogenous inside- growing, is not, therefore, a correct one to describe the growth of most monocotyledons, for the growth takes place where the leaves originate, near the exterior of the stem. ” – Outlines of Lessons in Botany, Part I; From Seed to Leaf by Jane H. Newell
  5. However, he goes further and refers to endogenous intoxication, to disturbed states of the constitution, due to disturbances in glandular activity or to excess of certain internal secretions. ” – Hormones and Heredity by J. T. Cunningham
  6. And it is not till Cainozoic times that we have the endogenous grasses and palms and angiospermous exogens. ” – Creation and Its Records by B.H. Baden-Powell
  7. It remains for future inquirers to determine how transformation can have been effected without contact with the endogenous stone, where strata of dolomite are found to be interspersed in imestone. ” – COSMOS: A Sketch of the Physical Description of the Universe, Vol. 1 by Alexander von Humboldt
  8. They differ from the genuine epilepsy by the absence of the characteristic dementia, of attacks of petit mal, and by the fact that the seizures are never purely endogenous in origin. ” – Studies in Forensic Psychiatry by Bernard Glueck
  9. “ I may here notice the often repeated but mistaken assertion, that the petrified wood of the Western Arabian desert consists wholly of the stems of palms, or at least of endogenous vegetables. ” – The Earth as Modified by Human Action by George P. Marsh
  10. Certain it is that if Federation is to be brought about, the movement must be endogenous – Town Life in Australia 1883 by R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny

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