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internal

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

Simple Definition of internal

  • : existing or located on the inside of something

  • : coming from inside

  • : existing or occurring within your body

Full Definition of internal

  1. 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. 2 :  relating or belonging to or existing within the mind

  3. 3 :  intrinsic, inherent <internal evidence of forgery in a document>

  4. 4 :  present or arising within an organism or one of its parts <internal stimulus>

  5. 5 :  applied or intended for application through the stomach by being swallowed <an internal remedy>

in·ter·nal·i·ty play \ˌin-ˌtər-ˈna-lə-tē\ noun
in·ter·nal·ly play \in-ˈtər-nəl-ē\ adverb

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


Medical Dictionary

internal

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adjective in·ter·nal \in-ˈtərn-əl\

Medical Definition of internal

  1. 1:  existing or situated within the limits or surface of something: asa:  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. 2:  present or arising within an organism or one of its parts <an internal stimulus>

  3. 3:  applied or intended for application through the stomach by being swallowed <an internal remedy>

  4. in·ter·nal·ly \in-ˈtərn-əl-ē\play adverb






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