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interdigitation

Pronunciation: in'ter-dij'i-ta'shun

Definition:

  1. The mutual interlocking of toothed or tonguelike processes.
  2. The processes thus interlocked.
  3. Infoldings or plicae of adjacent cell or plasma membranes.

Synonym(s): intercuspation2

[inter- + L. digitus, finger]

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