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tunica intima

tunica intima in Medicine

tunica intima tunica in·ti·ma (ĭn'tə-mə)
The innermost membrane of a blood or lymph vessel.

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  • These valves are composed of semilunar folds of the tunica intima strengthened by an addition of connective tissue.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles

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