external carotid steal syndrome n.
Brief ischemic attacks that are marked by dizziness and loss of balance and are caused by insufficient blood supply to the vertebral and basilar arteries.
[ik-stur-nl-kuh m-buhs-chuh n] /ɪkˈstɜr nl kəmˈbʌs tʃən/ adjective 1. noting or pertaining to an engine, as a steam engine, in which fuel ignition takes place outside the cylinder, turbine, or the like, in which heat energy is transformed into mechanical force.
- External-combustion engine
noun 1. a heat engine in which the working fluid is heated in an external boiler or heat exchanger and is thus isolated from the process of fuel combustion
noun 1. struggle between a literary or dramatic character and an outside force such as nature or another character, which drives the dramatic action of the plot: external conflict between Macbeth and Macduff. 2. struggle between a person and an outside force: external conflict between parents and children. noun in literature, a struggle between the […]
- External conjugate
external conjugate n. The distance in a straight line between the depression under the last spinous process of the lumbar vertebrae and the upper edge of the pubic symphysis.