Interdigitate
Interdigitate In`ter*dig"i*tate, v. i. [Pref. inter- + L. digitus finger.] To interlock, as the fingers of two hands that are joined; to be interwoven; to commingle. --Owen. [1913 Webster]

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  • Interdigitate — In ter*dig i*tate, v. t. To interweave. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • interdigitate — [in΄tər dij′i tāt΄] vi. interdigitated, interdigitating to interlock like the fingers of folded hands …   English World dictionary

  • interdigitate — in·ter·dig·i·tate dij ə .tāt vi, tat·ed; tat·ing 1) to become interlocked like the fingers of folded hands <thick myosin filaments interdigitate with the thin actin filaments (J. M. Squire)> 2) to undergo intercuspation <these teeth do… …   Medical dictionary

  • interdigitate — verb a) To fold or lock together, as when the fingers of one hand are laced between those of the other. Thirdly, I continue to attempt to interdigitate the taxa in our flora with taxa of the remainder of the world. b) To become folded or locked… …   Wiktionary

  • interdigitate — intransitive verb ( tated; tating) Etymology: inter + Latin digitus finger more at toe Date: circa 1849 to become interlocked like the fingers of folded hands • interdigitation noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • interdigitate — interdigitation, n. /in teuhr dij i tayt /, v.i., v.t., interdigitated, interdigitating. to interlock, as or like the fingers of both hands. [1840 50; INTER + DIGITATE] * * * …   Universalium

  • interdigitate — v. interlock, interlace, intertwine (like the fingers of two clasped hands) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • interdigitate — [ˌɪntə dɪdʒɪteɪt] verb interlock like the fingers of clasped hands. Origin C19: from inter + digit + ate3 …   English new terms dictionary

  • interdigitate — in·ter·dig·i·tate …   English syllables

  • interdigitate —   v.i. interlock; intertwine.    ♦ interdigitation, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

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