One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Arising from within or from a thing itself.
- ‘Most clinical reports within the past 30 years state that autogenous vein is the grafting material of choice in traumatic wounds.’
- ‘Many autogenous (or materials that come from the patient) can be utilized.’
- ‘Blood samples from dogs after autogenous blood transfusions served as controls.’
- ‘New orthopedic options using autogenous tissue to repair articular cartilage defects of the knee are emerging.’
- ‘Grafts may be made of prosthetic material or autogenous veins.’
- ‘Because autogenous vaccines frequently contain high levels of endotoxin and other by-products found in the culture, they should be used with caution.’
- 1.1 (of welding) done either without a filler or with a filler of the same metal as the pieces being welded.
- ‘Platz had been hired as a specialist in autogenous welding, which was quite a new technique at the time; because of his good technical insight.’
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