• Not forming an essential or inherent part of a thing; extraneous.
  • Originating from the outside; external.
  • Outward; external: not of the essence or inner being or nature of a thing.
  • Determined by something else than the subject; extraneous; foreign.
  • In <em>anatomy</em>, originating outside the anatomical limits of a limb, these limits including the pectoral and pelvic arches: applied to certain muscles.
  • In <em>Scots law</em>, not relevant to the point referred: applied to facts and circumstances sworn to by a party on a reference to his oath, which cannot be competently taken as part of the evidence.
  • <strong>Synonyms</strong> See <internalXref urlencoded="exterior">exterior</internalXref>.
  • Not contained in or belonging to a body; external; outward; unessential; -- opposed to <ant>intrinsic</ant>.
  • Attached partly to an organ or limb and partly to some other part; -- said of certain groups of muscles. Opposed to <contr>intrinsic</contr>.
  • <xref>external</xref>, <xref>separable</xref> from the thing itself, <xref>inessential</xref>
  • not belonging to, outside of
  • not forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside
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