extracorporeal

[ek-struh-kawr-pawr-ee-uh l, -pohr-]

adjective

occurring or situated outside the body, as a heart-lung machine used to oxygenate the blood during surgery.

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

outside the body
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Medicine definitions for extracorporeal

extracorporeal

[ĕk′strə-kôr-pôrē-əl]

adj.

Situated or occurring outside the body.
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