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interstitial

[in-ter-stish-uh l] /ˌɪn tərˈstɪʃ əl/
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
1640-1650
1640-50; < Latin interstiti(um) interstice + -al1
Related forms
interstitially, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for interstitial

interstitial

/ˌɪntəˈstɪʃəl/
adjective
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
noun
5.
(chem) an atom or ion situated in the interstices of a crystal lattice
Derived Forms
interstitially, adverb
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Word Origin and History for interstitial
adj.

1640s, from Latin interstitium (see interstice) + -al (1). Related: Interstitially.

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interstitial in Medicine

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 in Technology

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)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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