extrinsic

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

ex·trin·sic

adj \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

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