Etymology
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autogenous (adj.)

"self-generated," 1846, earlier autogeneal (1650s), from Greek autogenetos "self-born," from autos "self" (see auto-) + genetos "born," from genes "formation, creation" (from PIE root *gene- "give birth, beget"). The modern form and biological use of the word are said to be due to English paleontologist Richard Owen.

updated on November 30, 2017

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Definitions of autogenous from WordNet

autogenous (adj.)
originating within the body;
Synonyms: autogenic
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