Definition of Interstices

1. Noun. (plural of interstice) ¹

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Definition of Interstices

1. interstice [n] - See also: interstice

Lexicographical Neighbors of Interstices

interstellar extinction
interstellar medium
interstellar space
interstellar spaces
intersternebral joints
interstices (current term)
interstitial absorption
interstitial cell
interstitial cell-stimulating hormone
interstitial cell tumour of testis
interstitial cystitis
interstitial deletion
interstitial disease
interstitial emphysema
interstitial fluid
interstitial gastritis
interstitial giant cell pneumonia

Literary usage of Interstices

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

1. Military Geology and Topography: A Presentation of Certain Phases of Geology by Herbert Ernest Gregory (1918)
"They contain numerous open spaces, or interstices, which are the receptacles that hold the ground water. There are many kinds of rocks, and they differ ..."

2. Elements of Chemical and Physical Geology by Gustav Bischof (1855)
"47-81 99-59 As the space required by the silica deposited, is much greater than the fine capillary interstices of the calcareous substance, carbonate of ..."

3. The Geographical and Historical Dictionary of America and the West Indies by Antonio de Alcedo, George Alexander Thompson (1814)
"From the fissures in the cone and interstices of the rock a thin white smoke was constantly emitted, occasionally tinged with a slight bluish flame. ..."

4. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"Air seems to consist of spires contorted into small spheres, through the interstices of which the particles of light may freely pass ; it is light, ..."

5. On the Connection of the Physical Sciences by Mary Somerville (1846)
"Repulsive Force — interstices or ... but are separated by interstices, owing to the repulsive principle that maintains them at extremely minute distances ..."

6. Things Chinese: Being Notes on Various Subjects Connected with China by James Dyer Ball (1893)
"... and then rubbing colouring matter into the interstices ; the piece being again fired to fix these colours, after which a smooth transparent enamel is ..."

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