Forms Adj.: endogenous

Endo- (Greek: ἐνδο, "inside") + geny (Greek: γενής, meaning "beginning")

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(biology) endogeny; growth from within
Endogenous substances are those that originate from within an organism, tissue, or cell.

Endogeny refers to something occurring or being produced from within a living organism, or its cells. For example, an endogenous ligand is a ligand that is naturally produced by the organism, such as hormones, neurotransmitters and cytokines, for instance.

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