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artificial

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adjective ar·ti·fi·cial \ˌärt-ə-ˈfish-əl\

Medical Definition of artificial

  1. 1:  humanly contrived often on a natural model <an artificial limb>

  2. 2:  based on differential morphological characters not necessarily indicative of natural relationships <an artificial key for identification of a group of organisms>

  3. ar·ti·fi·cial·ly \-ˈfish-(ə-)lē\play adverb





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