Interstice

Main Entry: in·ter·stice
Pronunciation: in-‘t&r-st&s
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural in·ter·stic·es /-st&-“sEz, -st&-s&z/
Etymology: Middle English, from Latin interstitium, from inter- + -stit-, -stes standing (as in superstes standing over) — more at SUPERSTITION
1 a : a space that intervenes between things; especially : one between closely spaced things b : a gap or break in something generally continuous 2 : a short space of time between events

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