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endogenous

Biology developing or originating within an organism or part of an organism

endogenous

[en′däj·ə·nəs]
(biochemistry)
Relating to the metabolism of nitrogenous tissue elements.
(geology)
(medicine)
Pertaining to diseases resulting from internal causes.
(psychology)
Pertaining to mental disorders caused by hereditary or constitutional factors.
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The junction of the mantle with the crustal member of the carapace is not only a density transition but also a zone of energy release, the seat of endogeny, in fact.
For example, children whose parents are consistently involved in their school and encourage task endogeny are likely to experience greater autonomy.
Impediments to land reform in South Africa also demonstrate the endogeny of institutional reform.