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in·ter·stice / inˈtərstis/ • n. (usu. interstices) an intervening space, esp. a very small one: sunshine filtered through the interstices of the arching trees. ORIGIN: late Middle English: from Latin interstitium, from intersistere ‘stand between,’ from inter- ‘between’ + sistere ‘to stand.’

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interstice XVII. — late L. interstitium, f. INTER- + base of stāre STAND.

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interstice (in-ter-stiss) n. a small space in a tissue or between parts of the body.
interstitial (inter-stish-ăl) adj.