Inside. For example, endogenous cholesterol is cholesterol that is made inside the body and is not in the diet.
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Originating or produced within the organism or one of its parts. SYN: endogenic. [endo- + G. -gen, production]

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en·dog·e·nous en-'däj-ə-nəs also en·do·gen·ic .en-də-'jen-ik adj
1) growing from or on the inside <\endogenous spores>
2) caused by factors within the body or mind or arising from internal structural or functional causes <\endogenous malnutrition> <\endogenous psychic depression>
3) relating to or produced by metabolic synthesis in the body <\endogenous opioids> <\endogenous amino acids> compare EXOGENOUS
en·dog·e·nous·ly adv

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arising within or derived from the body. Compare exogenous.

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en·dog·e·nous (en-dojґə-nəs) [endo- + -genous] 1. growing from within. 2. developing or originating within the organism, or arising from causes within the organism. Called also endogenic.

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  • endogenous — endogenicity /en doh jeuh nis i tee/, n. endogenously, adv. /en doj euh neuhs/, adj. 1. proceeding from within; derived internally. 2. Biol. growing or developing from within; originating within. 3. Pathol. (of a disease) resulting from… …   Universalium

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