Origin and Etymology of intima
New Latin, from Latin, feminine of intimus
First Known Use: 1873See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of intima
intimae\-ˌmē, -ˌmī\play play or
: 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
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