extracorporeal

Outside of, or unrelated to, the body or any anatomic “corpus.”

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ex·tra·cor·po·re·al -kȯr-'pōr-ē-əl, -'pȯr- adj occurring or based outside the living body <heart surgery employing \extracorporeal circulation>
ex·tra·cor·po·re·al·ly -ē-ə-lē adv

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adj.
situated or occurring outside the body. Extracorporeal circulation is the circulation of the blood outside the body, as through a heart-lung machine or an artificial kidney (see haemodialysis).

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ex·tra·cor·po·re·al (eks″trə-kor-porґe-əl) [extra- + corporeal] situated or occurring outside the body.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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