Definition of intramural
1a : being or occurring within the limits usually of a community, organization, or institution <intramural squabbles>b : competed only within the student body <intramural sports>
2 : situated or occurring within the substance of the walls of an organ
intramurallyplay \ˌin-trə-ˈmyu̇r-ə-lē, -(ˌ)trä-\ adverb
Did You Know?
With its Latin prefix intra-, "within" (not to be confused with inter-, "between"), intramural means literally "within the walls". The word is usually used for sports played between teams made up only from students at one campus. Intramural athletics is often the most popular extracurricular activity at a college or university.
First Known Use of intramural
INTRAMURAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of intramural for English Language Learners
: existing or occurring within a particular group or organization (such as a school)
INTRAMURAL Defined for Kids
Definition of intramural for Students
: being or occurring within the limits of a school <intramural sports>
Medical Definition of intramural
: situated or occurring within the substance of the walls of an organ <intramural infarction> <failure of or delay in intramural myocardial conduction—American Journal of Cardiology>
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