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INTRINSIC (through Fr. intrinsique, f...

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Originally appearing in Volume V14, Page 717 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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INTRINSIC (through Fr. intrinsique, from Lat. intrinsecus, inwardly; inter, within, secus, following, from root of sequi, to follow), an adjective originally applied to something internal or inside another, but now ordinarily used to express a quality inherent in or inseparable from a person, thing or abstract conception. In anatomy the term is, however, still used of a muscle which has both its origin and insertion in the organ in which it is found.
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