Definition of Interstice

1. Noun. A small structural space between tissues or parts of an organ. "The interstices of a network"

Generic synonyms: Anatomical Structure, Bodily Structure, Body Structure, Complex Body Part, Structure
Specialized synonyms: Areola
Derivative terms: Interstitial



2. Noun. Small opening between things.
Generic synonyms: Opening
Derivative terms: Interstitial

Definition of Interstice

1. n. 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.

Definition of Interstice

1. Noun. A small opening or space between objects, especially adjacent objects or objects set closely together, as between cords in a rope or components of a multiconductor electrical cable or between atoms in a crystal. ¹

2. Noun. An interval of time required by the Roman Catholic Church between the attainment of different degrees of an order. ¹

3. Noun. By extension, a small interval of time free to be spent on activities other than one's primary goal. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Interstice

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Interstice

1. Origin: 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, 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) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Interstice

interstates
interstation
interstellar
interstellar extinction
interstellar medium
interstellar space
interstellar spaces
interstellary
interstep
interstereocilia
interstereocilial
intersterile
intersterility
intersternal
intersternebral joints
interstice (current term)
intersticed
interstices
interstimulus
interstitia
interstitial
interstitial absorption
interstitial cell
interstitial cell-stimulating hormone
interstitial cell tumour of testis
interstitial cystitis
interstitial deletion
interstitial disease
interstitial emphysema
interstitial fluid

Literary usage of Interstice

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Classical Philology by University of Chicago press, JSTOR (Organization) (1908)
"This corresponds in length to an erased catch-title in the margin of R, and an erased title in the interstice. G doubtless had originally the same, ..."

2. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia by Royal Society of South Australia (1903)
"On the second interstice there are two - or three quadrate fascicles considerably behind the middle, on the front two-thirds of the third interstice two or ..."

3. A Manual of British Coleoptera, Or Beetles: Containing a Brief Description by James Francis Stephens (1839)
"... stria: mostly blackish ; suture black ; 3d interstice elevated in front ; legs pale testaceous ; the interstices are more or less suffused with black. ..."

4. Conjugial Love and Its Chaste Delights: Also, Adulterous Love and Its Sinful by Emanuel Swedenborg (1871)
"The middle interstice, which they make, is on the one part from the evil not of the false, and from the false not of the evil, and on the other part from ..."

5. Entomologia Edinensis: Or A Description and History of the Insects Found in by James Wilson, James Duncan (1834)
"... situate near the hinder margin ; elytra striated, the stria; slightly punctured, the usual abbreviated one at the base of the second interstice wanting; ..."

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