(botany) Of a meristem: situated between zones of permanenttissue, thus a shoot growing at the base of a leaf, in comparison with apical growth at the tip of a root or plant.
Origin of intercalary
Latin intercalārius, intercalārisfromintercalāreto intercalateintercalate
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latinintercalārius, from intercalāris, from intercalō, from inter (“among”) + calō (“call out, proclaim”).
Intercalary Sentence Examples
In intercalary years the first seven months commence one day later.
The intercalary years of the cycle are distinguished by an asterisk.
Thus for the 7th, 14th, 21 st, 28th and also the 19th days of the intercalary Elul it is prescribed that "the shepherd of many nations is not to eat meat roast with fire nor any food cooked by fire, he is not to change the clothes on his body nor put on gala dress, he may not bring sacrifices nor may the king ride in his chariot, he is not to hold court nor may the priest seek an oracle for him in the sanctuary, no physician may attend the sick room, the day is not favourable for invoking curses, but at night the king may bring his gift into the presence of Marduk and Ishtar.
The observance of such days was a bar to attending even to important diplomatic business or setting out on a journey Such nubattu days fell on the 3rd, 7th and 16th of the intercalary month of Elul, and were noted as the nubattu of Marduk and his consort.
The growth of the leaf is at first apical, but this is not very prolonged, and the subsequent enlargement is due to an intercalary growing region near the base.