Definition of foreign body in English:
An object or piece of extraneous matter that has entered the body by accident or design: the intrauterine device is a foreign body figurative an idea from outside the department is viewed as a foreign body
More example sentences
- A general anaesthetic can interfere with the body's natural cough reflex, which normally helps prevent foreign bodies entering the breathing system.
- Nature has provided glands that produce wax to keep foreign bodies like insects from entering the ear.
- The DNA then starts making proteins that are recognised by the body as foreign bodies and attacked.
Definition of foreign body in:
- US English dictionary
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