Borrowed from late Latin intra-; closely related to inter-, "between". The use of intra- is largely a product of modern times, occurring in words of common and technical vocabulary, where once it was generally a term used in science and the academic world.
While some words are borrowings from Medieval and even Late Latin, few if any come from Classical Latin.
That which occurs within a closely related unit of individuals; usually, consisting of one or two parents and their kids: When he first met his uncle and his wife, Manual was immediately aware of the long standing interfamilial conflict.
Occurring during the febrile (fever) stage of a disease.
intrafix (s) (noun)
, intrafixes (pl)
The placement of parts , or word elements, within a compound term: Here are examples of intrafixes, ichthyoacanthotoxin where "acantho" is the intrafix; audiospectograph that includes "specto" as the intrafix; and electrocardiophonogram showing "cardio" as the intrafix.
Concerning a growth directly above or in front of a leaf: While scrutinizing some plants in his garden, Jack noticed some flowers having intrafoliaceous outgrowths at the base of of the leaves.
Situated within the gluteal muscle or introduced into the gluteal muscle: "The doctor made an intragluteal injection."
Located within the lens of the eye.
, more intramural, most intramural
1. Referring to something that takes place within an educational establishment: Jan's son was participating regularly in intramural swimming at his college.
2. Pertaining to part of normal educational studies or activities that exist or occur within that particular group or organization: Jane and the other students in Karl's college were taking part in intramural competitions against each other instead of against those in other colleges or universities in their city.
Regarding the circumstances of a baby during birth: That night a terrible intranatal accident occurred in the hospital when the newborn baby died.
Cross references of word families related directly, or indirectly, to: "internal organs, entrails, inside":