intima definition

  • noun:
    • Anatomy The innermost membrane of an organ or part, particularly the internal liner of a lymphatic vessel, an artery, or a vein.
    • The innermost section of an anatomical structure, particularly a tubular one: the intima of a blood vessel.
    • the innermost layer of an organ, like a blood vessel. It generally is made from an endothelial level of cells, supported by connective tissue and elastic tissue.
    • In zoology and physiology, a romantic (which, an innermost or liner) membrane, finish. or any other framework of some component or organ; specifically, the innermost layer of an artery or vein, comprising the endothelial lining supported by connective and elastic tissue. The entire term is tunica intima.
    • the innermost membrane layer of an organ (especially the inner lining of an artery or vein or lymphatic vessel)

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