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internal

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Definition of internal

adjective
noun
Usually internals. entrails; innards.
an inner or intrinsic attribute.
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Origin of internal

First recorded in 1500–10; from Medieval Latin internālis, equivalent to Latin intern(us) intern3 + ālis -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM internal

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH internal

inherent, internal , intrinsic
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British Dictionary definitions for internal

internal
/ (ɪnˈtɜːnəl) /

adjective
noun
a medical examination of the vagina, uterus, or rectum

Derived forms of internal

internality or internalness, nouninternally, adverb

Word Origin for internal

C16: from Medieval Latin internālis, from Late Latin internus inward
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Medical definitions for internal

internal
[ ĭn-tûrnəl ]

adj.
Located, acting, or effective within the body.
Of, relating to, or located within the limits or surface; inner.
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