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adjective (of a rock, mineral, etc.)
  1. lying between beds or strata of a different rock or mineral; interstratified.

Origin of interbedded

First recorded in 1870–75; inter- + bed + -ed3
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  1. geology occurring between beds, esp (of lava flows or sills) occurring between strata of a different origin or character
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