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(ĭn-tĕr″pō-lā′shŭn) 1. In surgery, the transfer of tissues from one site to another. 2. In statistics, the estimation of an intermediate value from observed data that are larger and smaller.


(int′ĕr-pōzd″) Inserted or located between.


(int″ĕr-pŏ-zish′ŏn) 1. The surgical placement of one structure between two others. 2. The ectopic migration of a body structure to an abnormal site between two others, e.g., of the large intestine between the liver and the diaphragm.


(in-tĕr″prĕ-tā′shŏn) 1. In psychotherapy, the analysis of the meaning of what the patient says or does. It is explained to the patient to help provide insight. 2. In dentistry or radiology, the analysis of a diagnostic radiograph and the integration of the findings with the case history and the laboratory and clinical evidence.


(in-tĕr′prĕt-ĕr) [L. interpretator, explainer, negotiator] One who provides an oral translation for people who do not speak the same language, or a machine that performs the same function.

PATIENT CARE: The Joint Commission recommends that access to competent, culturally sensitive interpreters be a standard of care for everyone seeking health care. SYN: translator (2). interpret (in-tĕr′prĕt), v.


(int″ĕr-prŏ-fesh′ĭ-năl) Multidisciplinary.


(int″ĕr-prok′sĭ-măl) [inter- + proximal] Between two adjoining surfaces. SEE: interdental.


(int-ĕr-pū′bĭk) [inter- + pubic] Between the pubic bones.


(int″ĕr-ră-dik′yŭ-lăr) [inter- + radicular] Between the roots of the teeth.

interrater reliability

SEE: under reliability.


(int″ĕr-rē′năl) [ inter- + renal] Between the kidneys.


(in-te′rŏ-gāt″) [L. interrogare, to ask, question, inquire] 1. To question someone carefully and thoroughly, esp. someone involved in a legal proceeding. 2. To extract data accumulated in the memory of a medical device, e.g., a pacemaker. interrogation (-ter″ŏ-gā′shŏn), n.


(ĭn″tĕr-rŏg′ă-tor″ē) In law, a written question sent by one party to another requesting information about issues, facts, backgrounds, and witnesses surrounding the allegations in a lawsuit.


(int″ĕr-skap′yŭ-lăr) Between the scapulae (shoulder blades).


(int′ĕr-sek″shŏn) The site where one structure crosses another or joins a similar structure.


(int″ĕr-seg-ment′ăl) [inter- + segment] Between segments.


(in′tĕr-seks″) Hermaphroditism.

female i. A genetic female with ...

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