adventitia

adventitia

[ad-ven-tish-ee-uh, -tish-uh]
noun Anatomy.
the external covering of an organ or other structure, derived from connective tissue, especially the external covering of a blood vessel.

Origin:
1875–80; < Latin adventīcia, neuter plural of adventīcius adventitious

adventitial, adjective
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adventitia (ˌædvɛnˈtɪʃɪə, -ˈtɪʃə)
 
n
the outermost covering of an organ or part, esp the outer coat of a blood vessel
 
[C19: New Latin, from the neuter plural of Latin adventīcius; see adventitious]

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adventitia ad·ven·ti·tia (ād'věn-tĭsh'ə, -vən-)
n.
The outermost membranous covering of an organ or structure, especially the outer coat of an artery.

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