Definition of Interstitial

1. Adjective. Of or relating to interstices.

Partainyms: Interstice
Derivative terms: Interstice, Interstice

Definition of Interstitial

1. a. Of or pertaining to interstices; intermediate; within the tissues; as, interstitial cavities or spaces in the tissues of animals or plants.

Definition of Interstitial

1. Adjective. Of, relating to, or situated in an interstice. ¹

2. Noun. (Internet) A webpage, usually carrying advertising, displayed before a content page. ¹

3. Noun. (physics) An interstitial discontinuity in a crystal. ¹

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Definition of Interstitial

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Interstitial

1. Pertaining to or situated between parts or in the interspaces of a tissue. Origin: L. Interstitialis, inter = between, sistere = to set This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Interstitial

interstellar space
interstellar spaces
intersternebral joints
interstitial (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
interstitial gland
interstitial growth
interstitial hernia

Literary usage of Interstitial

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

1. Report. by Henry Phipps Institute (1907)
"and consequently their approximation so close, that it is difficult to decide whether we have to do with a focal or general interstitial condition. ..."

2. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1912)
"We find frequent references to these interstitial cells in the literature, but there has been great confusion between the terms "interstitial tissue" which ..."

3. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1899)
"Especially is this true of the chronic interstitial type (contracted kidney). ... Of 33 cases of chronic interstitial nephritis observed by Bartels (2), ..."

4. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler (1909)
"Even when the temperature is not high, the cerebral symptoms are greatly relieved by the ba or the pack. CHRONIC interstitial ..."

5. Microscopical Morphology of the Animal Body in Health and Disease by Carl Heitzmann (1882)
"CATARRHAL OR interstitial HEPATITIS. BY DR. H. CHR. ... In interstitial hepatitis low powers of the microscope show a considerable increase of the ..."

6. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1907)
"Of the fifteen animals inoculated with the tumour, one died after forty- seven days with acute interstitial nephritis in addition to primary and secondary ..."

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