interdigitation


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interdigitation

 [in″ter-dij″ĭ-ta´shun]
1. an interlocking of parts by finger-like processes.
2. one of a set of finger-like processes.

in·ter·dig·i·ta·tion

(in'tĕr-dij'i-tā'shŭn),
1. The mutual interlocking of toothed or tonguelike processes.
2. The processes thus interlocked.
3. Infoldings or plicae of adjacent cell or plasma membranes.
4. Synonym(s): intercuspation (2)
[inter- + L. digitus, finger]

in·ter·dig·i·ta·tion

(in'tĕr-dij'i-tā'shŭn)
1. The mutual interlocking of toothed or fingerlike processes.
2. The processes thus interlocked.
3. Infoldings or plicae of adjacent cell or plasma membranes.
4. Synonym(s): intercuspation (2) .
[inter- + L. digitus, finger]

interdigitation

Arranged in the manner of clasped fingers.

in·ter·cus·pa·tion

(in'tĕr-kŭs-pā'shŭn)
1. Cusp-to-fossa relationship of maxillary and mandibular posterior teeth to each other.
2. Interlocking or fitting together of cusps of opposing teeth.
Synonym(s): interdigitation.
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Although MARPE technique potentially represents a nonsurgical alternative to treatment of maxillary atresia in patients in the final stage of growth and adults, it may present limitations, due to the increase in interdigitation of the midpalatal suture that occurs after puberty.
* Heterogeneity of the normal rotator cuff can be normally observed, because of the complex interdigitation of fibres from the various contributions.
The key distinction between chamid and rudist fibrillar prisms and those different types found in pteriomorph bivalves lies in their low organic content and the unconstrained interdigitation of their margins, rather than tight restriction to straight-sided polygonal "cells" with substantial organic envelopes.
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(a) Representative electron microphotographs (magnification x3200): white arrows indicate the thickness of the GBM; black arrows show foot process effacement characterized by loss of normal interdigitation pattern.
Lithofacies association A consists of interbeddings and interdigitation of sandstones, siltstones, claystones, and at times thin coal beds, which are interpreted as lagoon deposits based on the association, lateral continuity, and organic content of the lithofacies.
The structure is based on partly interdigitation of two quarter wavelength separated patches through a set of fingers for achieving the required space diversity.
"Since the PET efficiency is sensitive to the slight distance change, the adsorbed alkanes at the D-A interface are expected to be able to fractionally interrupt the original interfacial interdigitation, leading to an overall distance increase, which weakens the PET and, thus, decreases the electrical conductivity of the D-A composites," Zang said.
Localization of Ang-1, -2, Tie-2, and VEGF expression at endothelial-pericyte interdigitation in rat angiogenesis.
Apparently, in the solid state the side chains are responsible only for the accommodation of the chains, through interdigitation [36, 38, 40].
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