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in·ti·ma  audio  (nt-m) KEY 

NOUN:
Anatomy pl. in·ti·mae  (-m) KEY  or in·ti·mas
The innermost membrane of an organ or part, especially the inner lining of a lymphatic vessel, an artery, or a vein.

ETYMOLOGY:
Latin, from feminine of intimus, innermost; see en in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
inti·mal(Adjective)


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