- the innermost membrane or lining of some organ or part, especially that of an artery, vein, or lymphatic.
Origin of intima
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- anatomy zoology the innermost layer of an organ or part, esp of a blood vessel
C19: from Latin, feminine of intimus innermost; see intimate 1
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- The innermost coat of an organ.
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