intima

noun
in·ti·ma | \ ˈin-tə-mə \
plural intimae\ˈin-tə-ˌmē, -ˌmī \ or intimas

Definition of intima 

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

Other words from intima

intimal \ˈin-tə-məl \ adjective

First Known Use of intima

1873, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for intima

New Latin, from Latin, feminine of intimus

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intima

noun
in·ti·ma | \ ˈint-ə-mə \
plural intimae\-ˌmē, -ˌmī \ or intimas

Medical Definition of intima 

: 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

Other words from intima

intimal \-məl \ adjective

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