interstitial


in·ter·sti·tial

adjective \ˌin-tər-ˈsti-shəl\

Definition of INTERSTITIAL

1
:  relating to or situated in the interstices
2
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

First Known Use of INTERSTITIAL

1646

Other Chemical Engineering Terms

alkali, cation, decant, hygroscopic, isotope, oxidize, slurry, solute, viscous

in·ter·sti·tial

adjective \ˌint-ər-ˈstish-əl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INTERSTITIAL

1
: situated within but not restricted to or characteristic of a particular organ or tissue—used especially of fibrous tissue
2
: affecting the interstitial tissues of an organ or part <interstitial hepatitis>
3
: occurring in the part of a fallopian tube in the wall of the uterus <interstitial pregnancy>
in·ter·sti·tial·ly \-ə-lē\ adverb

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