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Usually internals. entrails; innards.
an inner or intrinsic attribute.

Origin of internal

1500–10; < Medieval Latin internālis, equivalent to Latin intern(us) intern3 + ālis -al1

Related forms

Can be confused

extraneous external extrinsic internal intrinsic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for internally


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a medical examination of the vagina, uterus, or rectum

Derived Forms

internality or internalness, nouninternally, adverb

Word Origin for internal

C16: from Medieval Latin internālis, from Late Latin internus inward
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Medicine definitions for internally


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