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in·ti·ma

 (ĭn′tə-mə)
n. pl. in·ti·mae (-mē′) or in·ti·mas Anatomy
The innermost membrane of an organ or part, especially the inner lining of a lymphatic vessel, an artery, or a vein.

[Latin, from feminine of intimus, innermost; see en in Indo-European roots.]

in′ti·mal adj.

intima

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

in•ti•ma

(ˈɪn tə mə)

n., pl. -mae (-ˌmi)
the innermost membrane or lining of an organ or part, as an artery, vein, or lymphatic.
[1870–75; < New Latin, n. use of feminine of Latin intimus,intumus inmost]
in′ti•mal, adj.
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Noun1.intima - the innermost membrane of an organ (especially the inner lining of an artery or vein or lymphatic vessel)intima - the innermost membrane of an organ (especially the inner lining of an artery or vein or lymphatic vessel)
tissue layer, membrane - a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants
Translations

in·ti·ma

n. L. íntima, la membrana o túnica más interna de las capas de un órgano tal como en un vaso capilar.
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