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intima (ˈɪntɪmə Pronunciation for intima

Definitions

noun

(plural) -mae  (-ˌmiː) 
  1. (anatomy, zoology) the innermost layer of an organ or part, esp of a blood vessel

Derived Forms

ˈintimal adjective

Word Origin

C19: from Latin, feminine of intimus innermost; see intimate1

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