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extrinsic

adjective uk   us   /ekˈstrɪn.zɪk/ formal

extrinsic adjective (FROM OUTSIDE)

coming from outside, or not related to something: Extrinsic forces were responsible for the breakdown of the peace talks. specialized medical coming from outside the body: Eczema can have extrinsic causes.

extrinsic adjective (MUSCLE)

specialized medical Extrinsic muscles are some distance from the body part they move: The extrinsic eye muscles are six muscles external to the eye which control the way the eye moves.
Translations of “extrinsic”
in Chinese (Traditional) 外在的,外來的, 非固有的,非本質的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 外在的,外来的, 非固有的,非本质的…
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