Pronunciation: (in-trin'sik, -zik), [key]
1. belonging to a thing by its very nature: the intrinsic value of a gold ring.
2. Anat.(of certain muscles, nerves, etc.) belonging to or lying within a given part. Also,in•trin'si•cal.
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