ENDOGENOUS

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What is Endogenous?

adjective
  1. Endogenous: having an internal cause or origin.
Such as:
“the expected rate of infection is endogenous to the system”
  • BIOLOGY
    growing or originating from within an organism.
    endogenous gene sequences”
  • PSYCHIATRY
    (of a disease or symptom) not attributable to any external or environmental factor.
    endogenous depression”.

    not attributable to any external or environmental factor.

    Such as the term ‘endogenous depression’. Meaning no external factor caused the depressive mood.
    Endogenous: Confined within a group or society.