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1. Not forming an essential or inherent part of a thing; extraneous.
2. Originating from the outside; external.
[Latin extrīnsecus, from outside : exter, outside; see exterior + -im, adv. suff. + secus, alongside; see sekw- in Indo-European roots.]
1. not contained or included within; extraneous
2. originating or acting from outside; external
[C16: from Late Latin extrinsecus (adj) outward, from Latin (adv) from without, on the outward side, from exter outward + secus alongside, related to sequī to follow]
ex•trin•sic(ɪkˈstrɪn sɪk, -zɪk)
1. not essential or inherent; extraneous: extrinsic facts.
2. being, operating, or coming from without: extrinsic influences.
3. (of a muscle or nerve) originating outside the anatomical limits of a part.
[1535–45; < Late Latin extrinsicus, adj. use of Latin extrinsecus (adv.) on the outside]
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|Adj.||1.||extrinsic - not forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside; "extrinsic evidence"; "an extrinsic feature of the new building"; "that style is something extrinsic to the subject"; "looking for extrinsic aid"|
extrinsic[eksˈtrɪnsɪk] ADJ → extrínseco
extrinsic[ɪkˈstrɪnzɪk] adj (= external) [reasons, forces, factors] → extrinsèque
___ muscle → músculo ___.