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extracorporeal

[ ek-struh-kawr-pawr-ee-uhl, -pohr- ]
/ ˌɛk strə kɔrˈpɔr i əl, -ˈpoʊr- /
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adjective
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

OTHER WORDS FROM extracorporeal

ex·tra·cor·po·re·al·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for extracorporeal

extracorporeal
/ (ˌɛkstrəkɔːˈpɔːrɪəl) /

adjective
outside the body
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for extracorporeal

extracorporeal
[ ĕk′strə-kôr-pôrē-əl ]

adj.
Situated or occurring outside the body.
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