What is the antonym of “extogenous”?
The antonym of exogenous is endogenous, intrinsic, and internal. These antonyms describe the origin or source of something, whether it comes from outside or within.
Brief Definitions of the Antonym(s)
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Originating from within an organism or system.
The body's natural painkillers are an endogenous response to injury.
Belonging naturally; essential.
The intrinsic beauty of the painting was evident to all who saw it.
Located or occurring within an organism or system.
The company's internal audit revealed several discrepancies in the accounting records.
How are these antonyms different from each other?
- 1Endogenous refers to something that originates from within an organism or system.
- 2Intrinsic describes something that is essential or inherent to something else.
- 3Internal refers to something located or occurring within an organism or system.
Good things to know
- 1Science: Use exogenous and endogenous to describe the origin of substances or processes in biology, chemistry, and medicine.
- 2Philosophy: Incorporate intrinsic and internal in discussions about the nature of reality and existence.
- 3Business: Utilize these antonyms in organizational contexts to describe external and internal factors affecting a company's performance.