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[ad-ven-tish-ee-uh, -tish-uh] /ˌæd vɛnˈtɪʃ i ə, -ˈtɪʃ ə/
noun, Anatomy.
the external covering of an organ or other structure, derived from connective tissue, especially the external covering of a blood vessel.
Origin of adventitia
1875-80; < Latin adventīcia, neuter plural of adventīcius adventitious
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adventitial, adjective Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for adventitial


/ˌædvɛnˈtɪʃɪə; -ˈtɪʃə/
the outermost covering of an organ or part, esp the outer coat of a blood vessel
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, from the neuter plural of Latin adventīcius; see adventitious
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adventitial in Medicine

adventitial ad·ven·ti·tial (ād'věn-tĭsh'əl, -vən-)

  1. Of or relating to the adventitia of an organ or blood vessel.

  2. Adventitious.

adventitia ad·ven·ti·tia (ād'věn-tĭsh'ə, -vən-)
The outermost membranous covering of an organ or structure, especially the outer coat of an artery.

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