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A.Word.A.Day--endogenous


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endogenous (en-DOJ-e-nuhs) adjective

1. Produced or growing from within.

2. Originating or produced within an organism, a tissue, or a cell.

[Endo- inside + -genous producing.]

"This (Air Force Institute of Technology) thesis simultaneously attacks the questions of endogenous effort, retirement, and promotions."
Endogenous Effort, Promotion, Retirement, and Heterogeneous Ability in a Labor Hierarchy, Innovator's Digest, Jul 1999.

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