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English adjective: intrinsic

1. intrinsic belonging to a thing by its very nature

SamplesForm was treated as something intrinsic, as the very essence of the thing.


Similarbuilt-in, constitutional, inbuilt, inherent, inner, integral, internal, intimate

See alsoessential, inalienable, unalienable


2. intrinsic situated within or belonging solely to the organ or body part on which it acts

SamplesIntrinsic muscles.


Domain categoryanatomy, general anatomy


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