Interstitial



[in-ter-stish-uh l] /ˌɪn tərˈstɪʃ əl/

adjective
1.
pertaining to, situated in, or forming .
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 (def 6).
/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
adj.

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

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.

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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