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extrinsic

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extrinsic

adj ex·trin·sic \ek-ˈstrin-zik, -ˈstrin(t)-sik\

Definition of EXTRINSIC

1
:  originating or due to causes or factors from or on the outside of a body, organ, or part <renal tumors or cysts…causing extrinsic compression of the renal vasculature—Scientific American Medicine>
2
:  originating outside a part and acting on the part as a whole—used especially of certain muscles <the extrinsic muscles of the tongue>; compare intrinsic 2
ex·trin·si·cal·ly \-zi-k(ə-)lē, -si-\ adverb
February 28, 2015
pontificate Hear it
To speak pompously or dogmatically
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