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Definition of "peripheral" []

  • Related to, located in, or constituting an outer boundary or periphery. (adjective)
  • Perceived or perceiving near the outer edges of the retina: peripheral vision. (adjective)
  • Anatomy Of the surface or outer part of a body or organ; external. (adjective)
  • Anatomy Of, relating to, or being part of the peripheral nervous system. (adjective)
  • Of minor relevance or importance. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "peripheral" in a sentence
  • "I suspect Martha had seen and/or felt these nodes on Bailey as they were enlarged, a condition we term peripheral lymphadenopathy."
  • "You really know how to put the phun in peripheral parenteral nutrition."
  • "The team also found that nerves of patients with certain peripheral nerve disorders had defective JAM-C."