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interdigitate

[in-ter-dij-i-teyt] /ˌɪn tərˈdɪdʒ ɪˌteɪt/
verb (used without object), verb (used with object), interdigitated, interdigitating.
1.
to interlock, as or like the fingers of both hands.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; inter- + digitate
Related forms
interdigitation, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for interdigitation

interdigitate

/ˌɪntəˈdɪdʒɪˌteɪt/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to interlock like the fingers of clasped hands
Word Origin
C19: from inter- + Latin digitus (see digit) + -ate1
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interdigitation in Medicine

interdigitation in·ter·dig·i·ta·tion (ĭn'tər-dĭj'ĭ-tā'shən)
n.

  1. The interlocking of toothed or tonguelike processes.

  2. The processes thus interlocked.

  3. Infoldings of adjacent cell or plasma membranes.

  4. See intercuspation.

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