Medical Dictionary

artificial

adj ar·ti·fi·cial \ˌärt-ə-ˈfish-əl\

Medical Definition of ARTIFICIAL

1
:  humanly contrived often on a natural model <an artificial limb>
2
:  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
July 01, 2015
precarious Hear it
not certain, secure, or steady
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