- the innermost membrane or lining of some organ or part, especially that of an artery, vein, or lymphatic.
Origin of intima
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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
- anatomy zoology the innermost layer of an organ or part, esp of a blood vessel
C19: from Latin, feminine of intimus innermost; see intimate 1
- The innermost coat of an organ.
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