- pertaining to, situated in, or forming interstices.
- Anatomy. situated between the cells of a structure or part: interstitial tissue.
- Crystallography. an imperfection in a crystal caused by the presence of an extra atom in an otherwise complete lattice.Compare vacancy(def 6).
Origin of interstitial
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Examples from the Web for interstitial
Your use of the second person in interstitial sections of the novel is so powerful, and unique.Susan Minot on Africa, Joseph Kony, and the Limits of Writing About Love
February 10, 2014
I transplanted in him the interstitial gland of a male goat.The Goat-gland Transplantation
Sydney B. Flower
The varieties are glandular, interstitial, haemorrhagic and senile.
The muscles in protracted cases suffer simple atrophy, but are sometimes the seat of an interstitial accumulation of fat.
Injuries that may be of no consequence to healthy persons may excite in the purpuric profuse hemorrhage, free or interstitial.
The changes are mainly of a parenchymatous or catarrhal rather than an interstitial nature, the epithelium being disposed to shed.
- of or relating to an interstice or interstices
- physics forming or occurring in an intersticean interstitial atom
- chem containing interstitial atoms or ionsan interstitial compound
- anatomy zoology occurring in the spaces between organs, tissues, etcinterstitial cells
- chem an atom or ion situated in the interstices of a crystal lattice
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Word Origin and History for interstitial
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Relating to or situated in the small, narrow spaces between tissues or parts of an organ.
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