External Ex*ter"nal, n. Something external or without; outward part; that which makes a show, rather than that which is intrinsic; visible form; -- usually in the plural. [1913 Webster]

Adam was then no less glorious in his externals --South. [1913 Webster]

God in externals could not place content. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

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  • External — Ex*ter nal, a. [L. externus, fr. exter, exterus, on the outside, outward. See {Exterior}.] 1. Outward; exterior; relating to the outside, as of a body; being without; acting from without; opposed to {internal}; as, the external form or surface of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • external — On the outside or farther from the center; often incorrectly used to mean lateral. SYN: externus [TA]. [L. externus] * * * ex·ter·nal ek stərn əl adj 1) capable of being perceived outwardly: BODILY <external signs of a disease> 2 a)… …   Medical dictionary

  • external — I. adjective Etymology: Latin externus external, from exter more at exterior Date: 1542 1. a. capable of being perceived outwardly < external signs of a disease > b. (1) having merely the outward appearance of something ; superficia …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • External orifice of the uterus — Posterior half of uterus and upper part of vagina. (External orifice labeled at bottom.) …   Wikipedia

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