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EtymologyEdit

From Latin interstitium, from inter (between) + sistere (to stand, place).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): ˌɪntɚˑstɪʃi.əm

NounEdit

interstitium (plural interstitia)

  1. (medicine) An interstitial space within a tissue or organ.
  2. (medicine) Specifically the tissue between the pulmonary alveoli and the bloodstream.
  3. (philosophy) A state between systems or spaces.

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LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

interstitium n (genitive interstitiī); second declension

  1. gap, interstice, interval

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative interstitium interstitia
genitive interstitiī interstitiōrum
dative interstitiō interstitiīs
accusative interstitium interstitia
ablative interstitiō interstitiīs
vocative interstitium interstitia

ReferencesEdit

  • interstitium in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • interstitium in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • interstitium in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016