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adjective ex·ter·nal \ek-ˈstərn-əl\

Medical Definition of external

  1. 1:  capable of being perceived outwardly :  bodily <external signs of a disease>

  2. 2a:  situated at, on, or near the outside <an external protective covering> <an external muscle>b:  directed toward the outside :  having an outside object <external perception> <eyesight and the other external senses>c:  used by applying to the outside <an external lotion>

  3. 3a:  situated near or toward the surface of the body; also :  situated away from the mesial plane <the external condyle of the humerus>:  arising or acting from outside :  having an outside origin <external causes> <external stimuli>b:  of, relating to, or consisting of something outside the mind :  having existence independent of the mind <sensations aroused by external phenomena> <external reality>

  4. ex·ter·nal·ly \-əl-ē\play adverb





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