Intrinsic

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Etymology

French intrinsèque internal, from Late Latin intrinsecus, from Latin, adverb, inwardly; akin to Latin intra within — more at intra-

Definitions

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
b : originating and included wholly within an organ or part <intrinsic muscles> — compare extrinsic
— in·trin·si·cal·ly \-zi-k(ə-)lē, -si-\ adverb