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milieu extérieur [me-lyuh´ ek-sta″re-ur´] external environment.
milieu intérieur [me-lyuh´ an-ta″re-ur´] internal environment; the blood and lymph in which the cells are bathed.
the external or physical surroundings of an organism, including the social environment, especially the home, school, and recreational facilities, which play a dominant role in personality development.
[Fr.] surroundings, environment.
internal environment; the interstitial tissue fluid and lymph in which the cells are bathed.