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internal

adjective in·ter·nal \in-ˈtər-nəl, ˈin-ˌ\

: existing or located on the inside of something

: coming from inside

: existing or occurring within your body

Full Definition of INTERNAL

1
:  existing or situated within the limits or surface of something: as
a (1) :  situated near the inside of the body
(2) :  situated on the side toward the median plane of the body
b :  of, relating to, or occurring on the inside of an organized structure (as a club, company, or state) <internal affairs>
2
:  relating or belonging to or existing within the mind
3
:  intrinsic, inherent <internal evidence of forgery in a document>
4
:  present or arising within an organism or one of its parts <internal stimulus>
5
:  applied or intended for application through the stomach by being swallowed <an internal remedy>
in·ter·nal·i·ty \ˌin-ˌtər-ˈna-lə-tē\ noun
in·ter·nal·ly \in-ˈtər-nəl-ē\ adverb
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Examples of INTERNAL

  1. the internal structure of the planet
  2. a patient who is experiencing internal bleeding

Origin of INTERNAL

Middle English internalle, from Latin internus; akin to Latin inter between
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with INTERNAL

INTERNAL Defined for Kids

internal

adjective in·ter·nal \in-ˈtər-nəl\

Definition of INTERNAL for Kids

1
:  being within something :  inner <The core is part of the earth's internal structure.>
2
:  occurring or located within the body <The heart is an internal organ.>
3
:  existing or occurring within a country <internal affairs>
in·ter·nal·ly adverb
Medical Dictionary

internal

adjective in·ter·nal \in-ˈtərn-əl\

Medical Definition of INTERNAL

1
:  existing or situated within the limits or surface of something: as a :  situated near the inside of the body <an internal layer of abdominal muscle> b :  situated on the side toward the midsagittal plane of the body <the internal surface of the lung>
2
:  present or arising within an organism or one of its parts <an internal stimulus>
3
:  applied or intended for application through the stomach by being swallowed <an internal remedy>
in·ter·nal·ly \in-ˈtərn-əl-ē\ adverb
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