tunica media

[ mēdē-ə ]

n.

The middle, usually muscular, coat of a blood or lymph vessel.

Nearby words

  1. tunica albuginea,
  2. tunica conjunctiva,
  3. tunica externa,
  4. tunica fibrosa,
  5. tunica intima,
  6. tunica mucosa,
  7. tunica muscularis,
  8. tunica propria,
  9. tunica reflexa,
  10. tunica submucosa


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