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Adjective: intrinsic  in'trin-sik or in'trin-zik
  1. Belonging to a thing by its very nature
    "form was treated as something intrinsic, as the very essence of the thing";
    - intrinsical
  2. (anatomy) situated within or belonging solely to the organ or body part on which it acts
    "intrinsic muscles"

See also: built-in, constitutional, essential, inalienable, inbuilt, inherent, inner, integral, internal, intimate, unalienable

Antonym: extrinsic

Encyclopedia: Intrinsic