exogenous
Adjective

exogenous (not comparable)

  1. Having an external cause.
    1. (biology) Produced or originating outside of an organism.
    2. (biology) Growing as an exogen, by successive additions to the outside.
    3. (medicine, of a disease) Having a cause external to the infected organism.
    4. (economics, of a model) Being or relating to a change that comes from outside the model and is not explained by the model.
    5. (database, of a key) A key that has no meaning such as an automatically generated ID number, usually accompanied by a name or title which DOES have meaning.
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