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adj pe·riph·er·al \pə-ˈrif-(ə-)rəl\

Medical Definition of PERIPHERAL

:  of, relating to, involving, forming, or located near a periphery or surface part (as of the body)
:  of, relating to, affecting, or being part of the peripheral nervous system <peripheral nerves>
:  of, relating to, or being the outer part of the visual field <good peripheral vision>
:  of, relating to, or being blood in the systemic circulation <peripheral lymphocytes> <peripheral resistance> <peripheral blood>
pe·riph·er·al·ly \-ē\ adverb
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