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Meaning of INTERSTICE

Pronunciation:  in'turstis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  small opening between things
  2. [n]  a small structural space between tissues or parts of an organ; "the interstices of a network"
 

INTERSTICE is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 See Also: anatomical structure, areola, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, opening, structure

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*ter"stice\ (?; 277), n.; pl. {Interstices}. [L.
interstitium a pause, interval; inter between + sistere to
set, fr. stare to stand: cf. F. interstice. See {Stand}.]
1. That which intervenes between one thing and another;
   especially, a space between things closely set, or between
   the parts which compose a body; a narrow chink; a crack; a
   crevice; a hole; an interval; as, the interstices of a
   wall.

2. An interval of time; specifically (R. C. Ch.), in the
   plural, the intervals which the canon law requires between
   the reception of the various degrees of orders.

         Nonobservance of the interstices . . . is a sin.
                                               --Addis &
                                               Arnold.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: caesura, clearance, discontinuity, distance between, double space, em space, en space, freeboard, hair space, half space, hiatus, interim, intermediate space, interruption, interspace, interval, jump, lacuna, leap, leeway, margin, room, single space, space, space between, time interval
 

 

 

 

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