I need a word for "located outside of the body." For instance, blood found outside of the body can be described using this word.

Thank you.

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    Extracorporeal, perhaps?
    – Hot Licks
    Commented Sep 14, 2017 at 12:14
  • @Hot Licks: are you guessing or uncertain of what extracorporeal means?
    – ealy
    Commented Sep 14, 2017 at 12:20
  • @ealy - Have you looked it up?
    – Hot Licks
    Commented Sep 14, 2017 at 12:25
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    @ealy - I don't do answers -- too much work!
    – Hot Licks
    Commented Sep 14, 2017 at 12:28
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    @Hot Licks: are you sure that using comments instead of answers is consistent with the rules of ESE?
    – ealy
    Commented Sep 14, 2017 at 12:31

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I think that what you are looking at is extracorporeal, as suggested by Hot Licks


Something that is outside the body, such as extracorporeal circulation in which venous blood is diverted outside the body to a heart-lung machine and returned to the body through a femoral or other artery.


If "extracorporeal" (as suggested by @Hot Licks and @ealy) is not what you are looking for, you might like "extrasomatic," which is what came to my mind.


of, relating to, or being something that exists external to and distinct from the individual human being or the human body

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