(computing) any device, such as a disk, printer, modem, or screen, concerned with input/output, storage, etc Often shortened to peripheral
- Peripheral dysostosis
peripheral dysostosis n. Dysostosis of the metacarpals and metatarsals that may be hereditary and is accompanied by variable facial features.
[puh-rif-er-uh-liz-uh m] /pəˈrɪf ər əˌlɪz əm/ noun, Psychology. 1. the explanation of psychological events emphasizing human functions, as those of skeletal muscles or the sex organs, rather than cognition or other processes of the central nervous system.
[puh-rif-er-uh l] /pəˈrɪf ər əl/ adjective, Also, (for defs 1–3). 1. pertaining to, situated in, or constituting the : peripheral resistance on the outskirts of the battle area. 2. concerned with relatively minor, irrelevant, or superficial aspects of the subject in question. 3. Anatomy. near the surface or outside of; external. 4. Computers. of or […]
- Peripheral motor neuron
peripheral motor neuron n. See postganglionic motor neuron.