Meaning of INTERSTITIAL in English

INTERSTITIAL

— interstitially , adv.

/in'teuhr stish"euhl/ , adj.

1. pertaining to, situated in, or forming interstices.

2. Anat. situated between the cells of a structure or part: interstitial tissue.

n.

3. Crystall. an imperfection in a crystal caused by the presence of an extra atom in an otherwise complete lattice. Cf. vacancy (def. 6).

[ 1640-50; interstiti ( um ) INTERSTICE + -AL 1 ]

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