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intercalary (not comparable)
- Describing a time period inserted between others; leap, (as in leap day, leap month, or leap year)
- (sciences, by extension) Inserted between other things
- 1982 December, I. F. Zhimulev et al., “Intercalary heterochromatin in Drosophila”, in Chromosoma, volume 87, DOI:10.1007/BF00338489, pages 197-228:
- Breaks caused by chromosome aberrations in regions with repeats may not result in a sharp decline of viability, so that break points of chromosome rearrangements in intercalary heterochromatin may be more frequent than in other regions.
- 2007 February 28, Kitokazu Agata et al., “Unifying principles of regeneration I: Epimorphosis versus morphallaxis”, in Development, Growth, and Differentiation, DOI:10.1111/j.1440-169X.2007.00919.x:
- In this new model, the anterior and posterior blastemas were formed as signaling centers to direct intercalary reorganization of body regionality or positional information.
- (botany) of a meristem: situated between zones of permanent tissue, thus a shoot growing at the base of a leaf, in comparison with apical growth at the tip of a root or plant.
- (entomology) of a wing vein: between the major veins common to insect wings.
- 1953, Willis W. Wirth, “American Biting Midges of the Helid Genus Monohelea”, in Proceedings of the United States National Museum, volume 103, number 3320, pages 135-154:
- ...two radial cells, second longer than first; intercalary fork fairly distinct; crossvein r-m vertical...
of a time period, inserted between others
intercalary (plural intercalaries)
- Such a time period