[in-ter-jey-suh nt]

Origin of interjacent

1585–95; < Latin interjacent- (stem of interjacēns) present participle of interjacēre to lie between. See inter-, adjacent
Related formsin·ter·ja·cence, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. located in between; intervening

Word Origin for interjacent

C16: from Latin interjacēnt-, from interjacēre, from inter- + jacēre to lie
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Word Origin and History for interjacent

1590s, from Latin interiacentem (nominative interiacens) "lying between," present participle of interiacere "to lie between," from inter- (see inter-) + iacere (see jet (v.)).

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