Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Extrinsic (Page: 529)

Ex*trin"sic (?), a. [L. extrinsecus; exter on the outside + secus otherwise, beside; akin to E. second: cf. F. extrins\'8aque. See Exterior, Second.]

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.