Definition of Tunica intima

1. Noun. The innermost layer of an artery or vein, made up of one layer of endothelial cells and supported by an internal elastic lamina. ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Tunica intima

1. The innermost coat of blood vessels, consisting of a thin lining of endothelial cells longitudinally oriented and continuous with the endothelium of capillaries on the one hand and the endocardium of the heart on the other. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tunica Intima

tunica conjunctiva palpebrarum
tunica elastica
tunica externa
tunica externa oculi
tunica externa thecae folliculi
tunica extima
tunica fibrosa
tunica fibrosa bulbi
tunica fibrosa hepatis
tunica fibrosa lienis
tunica fibrosa renis
tunica fibrosa splenis
tunica interna bulbi
tunica interna thecae folliculi
tunica intima (current term)
tunica media
tunica mucosa
tunica mucosa bronchiorum
tunica mucosa cavitatis tympani
tunica mucosa coli
tunica mucosa ductus deferentis
tunica mucosa intestini tenuis
tunica mucosa laryngis
tunica mucosa linguae
tunica mucosa nasi
tunica mucosa oesophagi
tunica mucosa oris
tunica mucosa pharyngis

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