internal

[ in-tur-nl ]
/ ɪnˈtɜr nl /

adjective

noun

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 confusedextraneous external extrinsic internal intrinsic
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British Dictionary definitions for internals

internal

/ (ɪnˈtɜːnəl) /

adjective

noun

a medical examination of the vagina, uterus, or rectum
Derived Formsinternality or internalness, nouninternally, adverb

Word Origin for internal

C16: from Medieval Latin internālis, from Late Latin internus inward
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Word Origin and History for internals

internal


adj.

early 15c., from Medieval Latin internalis, from Latin internus "within, inward, internal," figuratively "domestic," expanded from pre-Latin *interos, *interus "on the inside, inward," from PIE *en-ter- (cf. Old Church Slavonic anter, Sanskrit antar "within, between," Old High German unter "between," and the "down" sense of Old English under); suffixed (comparative) form of *en "in" (see in). Meaning "of or pertaining to the domestic affairs of a country (e.g. internal revenue) is from 1795. Internal combustion first recorded 1884. Related: Internally.

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Medicine definitions for internals

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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