Definition of interstitial
1 : relating to or situated in the interstices
2a : situated within but not restricted to or characteristic of a particular organ or tissue —used especially of fibrous tissueb : 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
interstitiallyplay \ˌin-tər-ˈsti-shə-lē\ adverb
Recent Examples of interstitial from the Web
Some of the most striking parts of this wonderful book are interstitial sections of personal testimony concerning various events and situations.
These include analysing sweat or the interstitial fluid located a few micrometres below the skin’s surface (above the pain-causing nerves).
The interstitial music in Hulsker’s sound design is particularly well chosen, with angelic wordless vocalizations over increasingly tense background rhythms.
Interstitial or non-infectious cystitis, which also has similar symptoms, affects nearly 6 million women annually, according to Dr. Ingber.
Through a lawsuit, the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen forced the FDA in 2014 to add acute interstitial nephritis, a kidney disorder in which structures in the kidneys become swollen, said the nonprofit’s Almashat.
For a while, the interstitial space on the Canal Street side was used as a rope walk, an elongated area for twine-making.
The train car was standing room only, so Michael went to the front end and leaned against the interstitial door.
Barrett, who had been battling interstitial lung disease, died at NYU Langone Medical Center, his family told the Associated Press.
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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
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