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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.
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Adj.1.intimal - of or relating to the intima
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a. íntimal, rel. a la íntima.
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Intimal thickness (I1 and I2) was likewise measured on either side of the short axis of the vessel from IEL to vascular lumen (Figure 2, D).
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Intimal sarcoma is a rare mesenchymal malignancy arising in the intimal layer of the aorta or pulmonary artery and predominantly shows intraluminal growth [1].