Meaning of INTERSTITIAL in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˌin-tər-ˈsti-shəl ]


Date: 1646

1. : relating to or situated in the interstices


a. : situated within but not restricted to or characteristic of a particular organ or tissue — used especially of fibrous tissue

b. : affecting the interstitial tissues of an organ or part

3. : being or relating to a crystalline compound in which usually small atoms or ions of a nonmetal occupy holes between the larger metal atoms or ions in the crystal lattice

• in·ter·sti·tial·ly -shə-lē adverb

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.