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introvert

 [in´tro-vert]
1. a person whose interest is turned inward to the self.
2. to turn one's interest inward to the self.
3. a structure that can be turned or drawn inwards.
4. to turn a part or organ inward upon itself.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

in·tro·vert

(in'trō-vert),
1. One who tends to be unusually shy, introspective, self-centered, and avoids becoming concerned with or involved in the affairs of others. Compare: extrovert.
2. To turn a structure into itself, to invert.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

introvert

(ĭn′trə-vûrt′, ĭn′trə-vûrt′)
tr.v. intro·verted, intro·verting, intro·verts
1. To turn or direct inward.
2. Psychology To concentrate (one's interests) upon oneself.
3. Medicine To turn (a tubular organ or part) inward upon itself.
n. (ĭn′trə-vûrt′)
1. Psychology An introverted person.
2. Medicine An anatomical structure that is capable of being introverted.
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introvert

Psychiatry A person who is introspective, self-conscious, often meticulous, a poor social mixer, who takes criticism too seriously. Cf Extrovert.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in·tro·vert

(intrō-vĕrt)
1. One who tends to be unusually shy, introspective, self-centered, and avoids becoming concerned with or involved in the affairs of others.
Compare: extrovert
2. To turn a structure into itself.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

introvert

A person whose tendency of mind is to look inwards, to contemplate his or her own thoughts, feelings and emotions rather than to seek social intercourse. The introvert is often OBSESSIVE, anxious, HYPOCHONDRIACAL and solitary, more concerned with thought than with action. Compare EXTROVERT.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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