verb (used with or without object), in·ter·dig·i·tat·ed, in·ter·dig·i·tat·ing.
to interlock, as or like the fingers of both hands.
Origin of interdigitate
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The ranges of the two species do not overlap in the strict sense but interdigitate in a parapatric type of distribution.Geographic Variation in the Pocket Gopher, Thomys bottae, in Colorado
Phillip M. Youngman
(intr) to interlock like the fingers of clasped hands
Word Origin for interdigitate
C19: from inter- + Latin digitus (see digit) + -ate 1
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