interfinger

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interfinger ‎(third-person singular simple present interfingers, present participle interfingering, simple past and past participle interfingered)

  1. (geology) To interpenetrate in long alternating strips like clasped fingers.
    • 2001 May 18, Kevin O. Pope et al., “Origin and Environmental Setting of Ancient Agriculture in the Lowlands of Mesoamerica”, in Science[1], volume 292, number 5520, DOI:10.1126/science.292.5520.1370, pages 1370-1373:
      The lagoon deposits overlie and interfinger with beach sands in SAV3 and SAV4, which overlie an early Holocene estuary deposit in SAV4.

Adjective[edit]

interfinger ‎(not comparable)

  1. (molecular biology) Between two zinc fingers.
    • 1998 January 16, Roberto N. De Guzman et al., “Structure of the HIV-1 Nucleocapsid Protein Bound to the SL3 {Psi}-RNA Recognition Element”, in Science[2], volume 279, number 5349, DOI:10.1126/science.279.5349.384, pages 384-388:
      Strong-intensity interfinger NOE cross-peaks observed in the complex, but not for the free protein (26 ), indicate that binding is also promoted by the formation of extensive intraprotein interactions (Fig. 4 B).