[in.ter.nal] adj [ME internalle, fr. L internus; akin to L inter between] (15c) 1: existing or situated within the limits or surface of something: as a (1): situated near the inside of the body (2): situated on the side toward the median plane of the body b: of, relating to, or occurring within the confines of an organized structure (as a club, company, or state) "~ affairs"
2: relating or belonging to or existing within the mind
3: intrinsic, inherent "~ evidence of forgery in a document"
4: present or arising within an organism or one of its parts "~ stimulus"
5: applied or intended for application through the stomach by being swallowed "an ~ remedy" -- in.ter.nal.i.ty n -- in.ter.nal.ly adv