/ inˈtrinzik; -sik/
belonging naturally; essential:
access to the arts is intrinsic to a high quality of life.
(of a muscle) contained wholly within the organ on which it acts.
/ -ik(ə)lē/ adv.
†inward, inner XV — XVII (later anat. XIX); of its own, proper XVII. — (O)F. intrinsèque
— late L. intrinsecus
, f. L. adv. intrinsecus
inwardly, inwards; from the first the ending was assim. to -IC
, classic, Jurassic, neoclassic, potassic, thoracic, Triassic
•ataraxic • carsick • heartsick
•airsick • basic • seasick
•toxic • homesick • lovesick
intrinsic (in-trin-sik) adj.
exclusive to a part or body.