external organ


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Noun1.external organ - an organ that is situated on or near the surface of the bodyexternal organ - an organ that is situated on or near the surface of the body
organ - a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
external ear, outer ear - the part of the ear visible externally
precordium - the external surface of the body overlying the heart and stomach
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Electric blow heaters are prime culprits for their desiccating effect on the body's largest external organ, and their use should be avoided if at all possible.
In general skin is the largest external organ of human body and usually this organ is our main concern.
The skin is the body's largest external organ and also the fastest-growing.
In TCM, the tongue is considered an external organ because, most of the time, it is in contact with the air.
For one thing, the envisioned new human rights committee would be an external organ of the Justice Ministry.
The fetish as posited by the new language of fetishism was simultaneously all-powerful (an external organ of the body) and trivial (since the emergent regime of the "individual" would deny that the body could have any such external organs).
Contrary to the Commission's initial proposal, OLAF will not be an external organ but will remain, from a statutory standpoint, within the Commission under the supervision of a five-member monitoring committee.
The authors describe the penis as "an organ uniquely suitable for gene transfer," mainly because it is an accessible external organ and it has internal structural features that enhance distribution and prolonged presence of the replacement gene and minimize the potential for spread of the gene to other organs or tissues.