interstitial

adjective
in·​ter·​sti·​tial | \ ˌin-tər-ˈsti-shəl How to pronounce interstitial (audio) \

Definition of interstitial

1 : occurring in or being an interval or intervening space or segment : of, relating to, or forming an interstice an interstitial space … the site has been running interstitial ads, which consist of a full page of advertising between editorial pages, for a little more than a year.— Carl Sullivan
2a : 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 interstitial cystitis
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

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Other Words from interstitial

interstitially \ ˌin-​tər-​ˈsti-​shə-​lē How to pronounce interstitial (audio) \ adverb

Examples of interstitial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rolling Stone hosts Tia Hill and Jon Weigell will be featured in a special gaming-centric extension of their daily music show as part of an interstitial segment highlighting the channel during E3 2021. Tia Hill, Rolling Stone, 9 June 2021 The absence of some previously beloved comedian forced to make interstitial Brad Pitt jokes definitely streamlined the last two telecasts. Los Angeles Times, 25 Apr. 2021 These interviews are both pointy and pointed, mixed in with interstitial sketches designed to lay out Fumudoh’s larger project. Kathryn Vanarendonk, Vulture, 7 May 2021 Its center arch is set into the bedrock of the river, with shorter, interstitial arches filling in the gaps between the main arch and its neighbors. Washington Post, 1 Apr. 2021 This layering is characteristic of its designer, Maya Lin, who has practiced in the interstitial space between art and architecture since her spectacular 1982 debut with her Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Michael J. Lewis, WSJ, 31 Mar. 2021 Figuring out how to break up the chapters, Solomon thought of an ingenious interstitial device. Bethanne Patrick, Los Angeles Times, 15 Mar. 2021 The cause was interstitial lung disease, said his son, Lorenzo. Emma Brown, Anchorage Daily News, 23 Feb. 2021 The cause was interstitial lung disease, his son Lorenzo told the Associated Press . Los Angeles Times, 23 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of interstitial

1646, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of interstitial was in 1646

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11 Jun 2021

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“Interstitial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interstitial. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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interstitial

adjective
in·​ter·​sti·​tial | \ ˌint-ər-ˈstish-əl How to pronounce interstitial (audio) \

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

Other Words from interstitial

interstitially \ -​ə-​lē How to pronounce interstitial (audio) \ adverb

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