interstratify

[in-ter-strat-uh-fahy]

verb (used without object), in·ter·strat·i·fied, in·ter·strat·i·fy·ing.

to lie in interposed or alternate strata.

verb (used with object), in·ter·strat·i·fied, in·ter·strat·i·fy·ing.

to interlay with or interpose between other strata.
to arrange in alternate strata.

Nearby words

  1. interstitial pregnancy,
  2. interstitial tissue,
  3. interstitial-cell-stimulating hormone,
  4. interstitium,
  5. interstock,
  6. intersubjective,
  7. intertarsal joint,
  8. interterritorial,
  9. intertestamental,
  10. intertextuality

Origin of interstratify

First recorded in 1815–25; inter- + stratify

Related formsin·ter·strat·i·fi·ca·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for interstratify

interstratify

verb -fies, -fying or -fied

(tr; usually passive) to arrange (a series of rock strata) in alternating beds
Derived Formsinterstratification, noun

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