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interstice (n.)

early 15c., from Old French interstice (14c.) and directly from Latin interstitium "interval," literally "space between," from inter "between" (see inter-) + stem of stare "to stand" (from PIE root *sta- "to stand, make or be firm"). Related: Interstices.

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Definitions of interstice from WordNet

interstice (n.)
a small structural space between tissues or parts of an organ;
the interstices of a network
interstice (n.)
small opening between things;
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