Medical Dictionary


adj ar·ti·fi·cial \ˌärt-ə-ˈfish-əl\

Medical Definition of ARTIFICIAL

:  humanly contrived often on a natural model <an artificial limb>
:  based on differential morphological characters not necessarily indicative of natural relationships <an artificial key for identification of a group of organisms>
ar·ti·fi·cial·ly \-ˈfish-(ə-)lē\ adverb
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