plural in·ter·stic·es 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
For those of you who have been paying attention, the 8-ball has spoken. I'm worried and scared and all those good things, but at least I see more clearly now.
For those of you who have not been paying attention, well, it will be revealed in due time.