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