[ in-truh-myoor-uhl ]
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  1. involving only students at the same school or college: intramural athletics.

  2. within the walls, boundaries, or enclosing units, as of a city, institution, or building.: Compare extramural.

  1. Anatomy. being within the substance of a wall, as of an organ.

  2. involving or understood only by members of a single group, profession, etc.: an intramural medical conference.

Origin of intramural

First recorded in 1840–50; intra- + mural

Other words from intramural

  • in·tra·mu·ral·ly, adverb

Words that may be confused with intramural

Words Nearby intramural Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use intramural in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for intramural


/ (ˌɪntrəˈmjʊərəl) /

  1. education, mainly US and Canadian operating within or involving those in a single establishment

  2. anatomy within the walls of a cavity or hollow organ

Derived forms of intramural

  • intramurally, adverb

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