also autogenic adjective Etymology: Greek autogenēs, from aut- + -genēs born, produced — more at -gen Date: 1846 1. produced independently of external influence or aid ; endogenous 2. originating or derived from sources within the same individual <
an autogenous graft
an autogenous vaccine
3. not requiring a meal of blood to produce eggs <
autogenous mosquitoes
autogenously adverbautogeny noun

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  • Autogenous — Au*tog e*nous, a. [Gr. ?; ? self + root of ? to be born.] 1. (Biol.) Self generated; produced independently. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) Developed from an independent center of ossification. Owen. [1913 Webster] 3. a. Autogenetic. [Webster 1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • autogenous — (adj.) self generated, 1846, earlier autogeneal (1650s), from Gk. autogenes self produced, from autos self (see AUTO (Cf. auto )) + genes formation, creation (see GENUS (Cf. genus)). Modern form and biological use of the word said to have been… …   Etymology dictionary

  • autogenous — [ôt΄ə jen′ikô täj′ə nəs] adj. [Gr autogenēs (< autos, self + genesis, birth: see GENUS) + OUS] 1. self generated or self generating 2. produced in or obtained from one s own body: said esp. of a vaccine or tissue transplant: Also autogenic… …   English World dictionary

  • autogenous — 1. SYN: autogenetic, autologous. 2. Originating within the body, applied to vaccines prepared from bacteria or other cells obtained from the affected person. Cf.:endogenous. [G. autogenes, self produced] * * * au·tog·e·nous ȯ täj ə nəs adj 1)… …   Medical dictionary

  • autogenous — autogenously, adv. /aw toj euh neuhs/, adj. 1. self produced; self generated. 2. Physiol. pertaining to substances generated in the body. 3. Metall. self fused, without the addition of solder or the application of an adhesive: an autogenous weld… …   Universalium

  • autogenous — adjective produced independent from an external cause or influence. The autogenous factors that affect mergers require further study. Ant: exogenous …   Wiktionary

  • autogenous — adj. originating within the body of the patient. For example, an autogenous vein graft, to bypass a blocked artery, is made from material derived from the body of the patient receiving the graft …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • autogenous — adj. self produced. Phrases and idioms: autogenous welding a process of joining metal by melting the edges together, without adding material …   Useful english dictionary

  • autogenous — separate or discrete, ossifying from an independent centre and, by extension, used in the sense of bones that are not fused to the nearest neighbour …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • autogenous — Generated without external influence or input …   Dictionary of molecular biology

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