Definition of Interstitial tissue

1. Noun. Tissue between the cells of a structure or part in plant or animal.

Generic synonyms: Animal Tissue, Plant Tissue
Specialized synonyms: Glia, Neuroglia



Medical Definition of Interstitial tissue

1. Rather general term for mesodermally derived tissue that may be more or less specialised. Cartilage and bone are specialised connective tissue, as is blood, but the term is probably better reserved for the less specialised tissue that is rich in extracellular matrix (collagen, proteoglycan etc.) and that surrounds other more highly ordered tissues and organs. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Interstitial Tissue

interstitial mastitis
interstitial myositis
interstitial nephritis
interstitial neuritis
interstitial nucleus
interstitial nucleus of Cajal
interstitial pattern
interstitial plasma cell pneumonia
interstitial pneumonia
interstitial pneumonitis
interstitial pregnancy
interstitial pulmonary fibrosis
interstitial radiation
interstitial radiation therapy
interstitial therapy
interstitial tissue (current term)
interstitially
interstitials
interstition
interstitions
interstitium
interstrain
interstrand
interstratification
interstratifications
interstratified
interstratifies
interstratify
interstratifying
interstring

Literary usage of Interstitial tissue

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1898)
"There can be but one source for the cells in the interstitial tissue: they ... Practically the only cells which we have in the interstitial tissue of the ..."

2. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1912)
"gland cells in the interstitial tissue. Poll, in his studies of hybrid birds, speaks of the increased development of the interstitial gland composed of ..."

3. Report. by Henry Phipps Institute (1907)
"interstitial tissue in pyramids, normal. Diagnosis, mild acute paren- ... interstitial tissue in pyramids, not recorded. ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1897)
"Others have described these lesions in the interstitial tissue, but they have not been regarded as sufficiently marked to constitute an anatomical type of ..."

5. Microscopical Morphology of the Animal Body in Health and Disease by Carl Heitzmann (1882)
"All inflammatory foci have their seat in the interstitial tissue, built up by the relatively small amount of connective tissue, which heretofore has been ..."

6. Transactions of the Association of American Physicians by Association of American Physicians (1898)
"Nuclear figures are found in these cells, but not in such numbers as in the cells in the interstitial tissue. There are few polynuclear leucocytes among ..."

7. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1914)
"The interstitial tissue throughout the wall of the abscess shows connective-tissue ... The fibrosed interstitial tissue is everywhere infiltrated with ..."

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