Definition of interstitium in English:

interstitium

Pronunciation /ˌin(t)ərˈstiSH(ē)əm/ /ˌɪn(t)ərˈstɪʃ(i)əm/

nouninterstitia

  • 1Anatomy Zoology
    A supporting or connective tissue or material that lies between the principal cells of an organ, or between structures in the body.

    1. 1.1The network of collagen fibers and fluid-filled spaces that underlies the skin and surrounds the gut, muscles, and blood vessels.

Origin

Late 16th century (in the obsolete sense ‘interstice’): Latin, ‘space between’; the current sense dates from the 1940s.

Pronunciation

interstitium

/ˌin(t)ərˈstiSH(ē)əm/ /ˌɪn(t)ərˈstɪʃ(i)əm/