[ad-ven-tish-ee-uh, -tish-uh]

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
Related formsad·ven·ti·tial, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for adventitial



the outermost covering of an organ or part, esp the outer coat of a blood vessel

Word Origin for adventitia

C19: New Latin, from the neuter plural of Latin adventīcius; see adventitious
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Medicine definitions for adventitial




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




The outermost membranous covering of an organ or structure, especially the outer coat of an artery.
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