interstitial

interstitial

[in-ter-stish-uhl]
adjective
1.
pertaining to, situated in, or forming interstices.
2.
Anatomy. situated between the cells of a structure or part: interstitial tissue.
noun
3.
Crystallography. an imperfection in a crystal caused by the presence of an extra atom in an otherwise complete lattice. Compare vacancy ( def 6 ).

Origin:
1640–50; < Latin interstiti(um) interstice + -al1

interstitially, adverb
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interstitial (ˌɪntəˈstɪʃəl)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to an interstice or interstices
2.  physics forming or occurring in an interstice: an interstitial atom
3.  chem containing interstitial atoms or ions: an interstitial compound
4.  anatomy, zoology occurring in the spaces between organs, tissues, etc: interstitial cells
 
n
5.  chem an atom or ion situated in the interstices of a crystal lattice
 
inter'stitially
 
adv

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interstitial in·ter·sti·tial (ĭn'tər-stĭsh'əl)
adj.
Relating to or situated in the small, narrow spaces between tissues or parts of an organ.

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interstitial definition

World-Wide Web
A World-Wide Web page that appears before the expected content page. Interstitials can be used for advertising (intermercial, transition ad) or to confirm that the user is old enough to view the requested page, etc..
(2003-07-11)

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