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Etymology: L, intercalare
to insert between adjacent surfaces or structures. intercalation, n.
intercalate(in-tĕr′kă-lāt″) [L. intercalare, to insert (a day or month) into a (lunar) calendar]
To insert between or among layers or components, e.g., between the bases of a DNA molecule.intercalated (-lāt″ĕd), adjective
v to place between two adjacent structures or surfaces.