Extrinsic

Definition of Extrinsic

Ex`trin´sic
a.1.Not contained in or belonging to a body; external; outward; unessential; - opposed to intrinsic.
The extrinsic aids of education and of artificial culture.
- I. Taylor.
2.(Anat.) Attached partly to an organ or limb and partly to some other part; - said of certain groups of muscles. Opposed to intrinsic.

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