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(of two or more things) interlock like the fingers of two clasped hands.‘interdigitating metal bars’
- ‘The finger domains can interdigitate into the major groove of the DNA helix.’
- ‘In the more solid regions, spindle cells are in loose fascicles, which may interdigitate.’
- ‘They are supposed to be in two rows, which we call biseriate; however, it often is difficult to see a line of separation because of the way they interdigitate.’
- ‘The dermal joint between the two cranial regions may be straight and simple, or complex and interdigitating.’
- ‘It could be argued that the chains themselves were partially interdigitating.’
Mid 19th century: from inter- ‘between’ + digit + -ate.
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