[in-truh-myoo r-uh l]
- involving only students at the same school or college: intramural athletics.
- within the walls, boundaries, or enclosing units, as of a city, institution, or building.Compare extramural.
- Anatomy. being within the substance of a wall, as of an organ.
- involving or understood only by members of a single group, profession, etc.: an intramural medical conference.
Origin of intramural
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Examples from the Web for intramural
Both agencies, especially the CIA, had intramural interests for dissembling and hiding the true facts.The Mob Did It (We Think)
January 5, 2009
He was going one way, and I the other, each on an Intramural car.'Against Odds
Lawrence L. Lynch
The latter accord more with ancient cities which were intramural.The Jenolan Caves
All the pigments used by the modern Tusayan Indians were found in the intramural burial already described.Archeological Expedition to Arizona in 1895
Jesse Walter Fewkes
No one seemed disposed to decline the invitation; some time was spent on the water, then on the Intramural Railway.Elsie at the World's Fair
But intramural burials were not allowed in Rome; therefore the catacombs commence outside the walls.From the Oak to the Olive
Julia Ward Howe
- education, mainly US and Canadian operating within or involving those in a single establishment
- anatomy within the walls of a cavity or hollow organ
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Word Origin and History for intramural
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