Definition of interdigitate in English:


Syllabification: in·ter·dig·i·tate
Pronunciation: /ˌin(t)ərˈdijətāt


[no object]
(Of two or more things) interlock like the fingers of two clasped hands: (as adjective interdigitating) interdigitating metal bars
More example sentences
  • The finger domains can interdigitate into the major groove of the DNA helix.
  • 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 + -ate3.

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