intercalary definition

  • adjective:
    • Inserted in calendar to really make the twelve months match the solar power 12 months. Applied of just about every day or month.
    • Having such on a daily basis or thirty days inserted. Used of per year.
    • Inserted between various other elements or parts; interpolated.
    • of just about every day: additional time or times inserted into a calendar
    • of per month: extra thirty days placed into a calendar. The Hebrew calendar features such a month.
    • of a meristem: situated between areas of permanent structure, therefore a shoot developing on base of a leaf, when comparing to apical growth during the tip of a-root or plant.
    • placed or introduced and others inside schedule; ; -- today applied specially towards odd time (Feb. 29) placed within the schedule of leap 12 months. See Bissextile, n.
    • Introduced or inserted and others; extra; supernumerary.
    • having just about every day or month inserted to really make the twelve months correspond to the solar year:
  • others:
    • In chronology, inserted into the diary regarding regular purchase, as an additional time or thirty days; having an extra day or thirty days, as one of a cycle of many years.
    • therefore Inserted or coming between other people; introduced or current interstitially: as, intercalary beds in geology.
    • In biology, intermediate in character between 2 types, yet perhaps not representing the hereditary passage from a single form to the other; interposed or intercalated, yet maybe not biologically transitional.
    • In medication, the days intervening between the important days or crises of a disease.
    • In physiology, additional; supernumerary; inserted between the rest, as cartilages regarding dorsal region of the vertebral column in lots of elasmobranchs.

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