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uk   /ˌɪn.təˈstɪʃ.əl/  us   /ˌɪn.tərˈstɪʃ.əl/
  • interstitial adjective (medical)

specialized medical relating to ​spaces between ​cells, ​tissues, or ​organs in the ​body: Deficiencies of ​sodium and ​water can ​causeshrinkage of the interstitial ​space. specialized medical relating to ​connectivetissue that ​supports the ​workingparts of an ​organ in the ​body
  • interstitial adjective (BETWEEN)

formal relating to the ​space or ​time between things: the interstitial ​parts of the ​movie that ​punctuate the ​mainaction
(Definition of interstitial from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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