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interdigitate

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verb in·ter·dig·i·tate \-ˈdi-jə-ˌtāt\

Definition of interdigitate

in·ter·dig·i·tat·edin·ter·dig·i·tat·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to become interlocked like the fingers of folded hands

in·ter·dig·i·ta·tion play \-ˌdi-jə-ˈtā-shən\ noun


Origin of interdigitate

inter- + Latin digitus finger — more at toe


First Known Use: circa 1849


Medical Dictionary

interdigitate

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intransitive verb in·ter·dig·i·tate \-ˈdij-ə-ˌtāt\

Medical Definition of interdigitate

in·ter·dig·i·tat·edin·ter·dig·i·tat·ing

  1. 1:  to become interlocked like the fingers of folded hands <thick myosin filaments interdigitate with the thin actin filaments—J. M. Squire>

  2. 2:  to undergo intercuspation <these teeth do not interdigitate completely—J. A. Glassman>

  3. in·ter·dig·i·ta·tion \-ˌdij-ə-ˈtā-shən\play noun




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