Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Medical Dictionary

intrinsic

play play
adjective in·trin·sic \in-ˈtrin-zik, -ˈtrin(t)-sik\

Medical Definition of intrinsic

  1. 1:  originating or due to causes or factors within a body, organ, or part <intrinsic asthma>

  2. 2:  originating and included wholly within an organ or part—used especially of certain muscles <the cricothyroid is an intrinsic muscle of the larynx>; compare extrinsic 2





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up intrinsic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a division or portion of a pool or whole

Get Word of the Day daily email!