noun, plural in·ter·stic·es [in-tur-stuh-seez, -stuh-siz] /ɪnˈtɜr stəˌsiz, -stə sɪz/.
- interstate commerce commission,
- interstate highway system,
- interstellar medium,
- interstellar space,
- interstitial cell,
- interstitial cell-stimulating hormone,
- interstitial cystitis,
- interstitial disease
Origin of interstice
Examples from the Web for interstices
And it is here, in the interstices between the law and morality, that the pressure for reform starts to build up irresistibly.
In the interstices between these he inserted his feet and hands, and thus he let himself down, descending gradually.The Living Link|James De Mille
Not in the waters of the sea or in the interstices of the rocks outside, but here!The Golden Slipper|Anna Katharine Green
This became less and less necessary as the water froze round her and in the interstices in her sides.Farthest North|Fridtjof Nansen
noun (usually plural)
Word Origin for interstice
early 15c., from Old French interstice (14c.) and directly from Latin interstitium "interval," literally "space between," from inter- "between" (see inter-) + stem of stare "to stand" (see stet). Related: Interstices.