ab intra

ab in·​tra | \ aˈbin‧trə \

Definition of ab intra

: from within

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First Known Use of ab intra

1642, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ab intra

borrowed from New Latin

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“Ab intra.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ab%20intra. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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