[ in-tuh-muh ]
/ ˈɪn tə mə /
noun, plural in·ti·mae [in-tuh-mee] /ˈɪn təˌmi/. Anatomy.
the innermost membrane or lining of some organ or part, especially that of an artery, vein, or lymphatic.
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Origin of intima
OTHER WORDS FROM intimain·ti·mal, adjectivesub·in·ti·mal, adjective
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Nature's method of repair was a hypertrophy of the subintimal connective tissue and the formation of a nodule at that point.Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:|Louis Marshall Warfield
British Dictionary definitions for subintimal
/ (ˈɪntɪmə) /
noun plural -mae (-ˌmiː)
anatomy zoology the innermost layer of an organ or part, esp of a blood vessel
Derived forms of intimaintimal, adjective
Word Origin for intima
C19: from Latin, feminine of intimus innermost; see intimate 1
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Medical definitions for subintimal
[ ĭn′tə-mə ]
n. pl. in•ti•mas
The innermost coat of an organ.
Other words from intimain′ti•mal adj.
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