noun, plural in·ti·mae [in-tuh-mee] /ˈɪn təˌmi/. Anatomy.
Origin of intima
Related formsin·ti·mal, adjectivesub·in·ti·mal, adjective
Examples from the Web for intima
The changes affected chiefly the intima, to less degree the media, and histologically were very much like human intimal disease.
During the third and fourth decades there is also distinct connective tissue thickening in the intima.
He remarks also that he observed hyaline degeneration of the intima of arteries in the spleen.
Spirochet pallid have been found in the degenerated media and in small gummata which were situated beneath the intima.
The intima hypertrophies, layer upon layer being added in an attempt to restore the strength of the vessel.