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Internal environment



(1) The outside of the cells inside the body of an organism.

(2) The extracellular fluid environment.


The internal environment refers to the internal milieu of a multicellular organism. Every cell of a multicellular organism must regulate its surroundings to help keep a relatively stable internal environment.


Compare: external environment
See also: homeostasis.

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