interdigitate


in·ter·dig·i·tate

verb \-ˈdi-jə-ˌtāt\
in·ter·dig·i·tat·edin·ter·dig·i·tat·ing

Definition of INTERDIGITATE

intransitive verb
:  to become interlocked like the fingers of folded hands
in·ter·dig·i·ta·tion \-ˌdi-jə-ˈtā-shən\ noun

Origin of INTERDIGITATE

inter- + Latin digitus finger — more at toe
First Known Use: circa 1849

in·ter·dig·i·tate

intransitive verb \-ˈdij-ə-ˌtāt\   (Medical Dictionary)
in·ter·dig·i·tat·edin·ter·dig·i·tat·ing

Medical Definition of INTERDIGITATE

1
: to become interlocked like the fingers of folded hands <thick myosin filaments interdigitate with the thin actin filaments—J. M. Squire>
2
: to undergo intercuspation <these teeth do not interdigitate completely—J. A. Glassman>
in·ter·dig·i·ta·tion \-ˌdij-ə-ˈtā-shən\ noun

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