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Intrinsic adj [MF intrinsèque internal, fr. LL intrinsecus, fr. L, adv., inwaredly; akin to L intra within -more at Intra-]  1a: belonging to the essential nature or constitution of a thing [the __ worth of a gem] [the __ brightness of a star] b: being or relating to a semiconductor in which the concentration of charge carriers is characteristic of the material itself instead of the content of any impurities it contains 2a: originating or due to causes within a body, organ, or part [an __ metabolic disease] b: originating and included wholly within an organ or part [__ muscles] -compare Extrinsic 1b -intrisnically adv
[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]
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