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intima

play
noun in·ti·ma \ˈin-tə-mə\

Definition of intima

plural intimaeplay \-ˌmē, -ˌmī\ or intimas

  1. :  the innermost coat of an organ (as a blood vessel) consisting usually of an endothelial layer backed by connective tissue and elastic tissue

intimal play \-məl\ adjective


Origin of intima

New Latin, from Latin, feminine of intimus


First Known Use: 1873


Medical Dictionary

intima

play
noun in·ti·ma \ˈint-ə-mə\

Medical Definition of intima

plural intimae \-ˌmē, -ˌmī\play play or intimas

  1. :  the innermost coat of an organ (as a blood vessel) consisting usually of an endothelial layer backed by connective tissue and elastic tissue—called also tunica intima

intimal \-məl\play adjective



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