[ in-truh-myoo r-uh l ]
/ ˌɪn trəˈmyʊər əl /


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

First recorded in 1840–50; intra- + mural

Related forms

in·tra·mu·ral·ly, adverb

Can be confused

intermural intramural Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for intramural


/ (ˌɪntrəˈmjʊərəl) /


education, mainly US and Canadian operating within or involving those in a single establishment
anatomy within the walls of a cavity or hollow organ

Derived Forms

intramurally, adverb
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