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in•ter•sti•tial



Pronunciation: (in"tur-stish'ul), [key]
adj.
1. pertaining to, situated in, or forming interstices.
2. Anat.situated between the cells of a structure or part: interstitial tissue.

n.
Crystall.an imperfection in a crystal caused by the presence of an extra atom in an otherwise complete lattice. Cf. vacancy (def. 6).

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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