intima

intima

[in-tuh-muh]
noun, plural intimae [in-tuh-mee] . Anatomy.
the innermost membrane or lining of some organ or part, especially that of an artery, vein, or lymphatic.

Origin:
1870–75; < Neo-Latin, noun use of feminine of Latin intimus, intumus inmost, equivalent to in- in-2 + -timus superlative suffix; cf. optimal, ultimate

intimal, adjective
subintimal, adjective
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intima (ˈɪntɪmə)
 
n , pl -mae
anatomy, zoology the innermost layer of an organ or part, esp of a blood vessel
 
[C19: from Latin, feminine of intimus innermost; see intimate1]
 
'intimal
 
adj

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intima in·ti·ma (ĭn'tə-mə)
n. pl. in·ti·mas or in·ti·mae (-mē')
The innermost coat of an organ.


in'ti·mal adj.
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