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ex•trin•sic



Pronunciation: (ik-strin'sik, -zik), [key]
adj.
1. not essential or inherent; not a basic part or quality; extraneous: facts that are extrinsic to the matter under discussion.
2. being outside a thing; outward or external; operating or coming from without: extrinsic influences.
3. Anat.(of certain muscles, nerves, etc.) originating outside the anatomical limits of a part. Also,ex•trin'si•cal.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

extricateextrinsic eye muscle
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