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Pronunciation: in'ter-me'de-at


  1. Between two extremes; interposed; intervening.
  2. A substance formed in the course of chemical reactions that then proceeds to participate in further reactions; such substances, when appearing in the course of the reactions involved in metabolism, are metabolic intermediates.
  3. In dentistry, a cement base.
  4. An element or organ between right and left (or lateral and medial) structures.

Synonym(s): intermediusTA

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