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extracorporeal

[ek-struh-kawr-pawr-ee-uh l, -pohr-]
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adjective
  1. occurring or situated outside the body, as a heart-lung machine used to oxygenate the blood during surgery.
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Origin of extracorporeal

First recorded in 1860–65; extra- + corporeal
Related formsex·tra·cor·po·re·al·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for extracorporeal

extracorporeal

adjective
  1. outside the body
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extracorporeal in Medicine

extracorporeal

(ĕk′strə-kôr-pôrē-əl)
adj.
  1. Situated or occurring outside the body.
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