The period between convulsions. [inter- + L. ictus, stroke]

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in·ter·ic·tal .int-ər-'ik-təl adj occurring between seizures (as of epilepsy)

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in·ter·ic·tal (in″tər-ikґtəl) occurring between attacks or paroxysms; called also interparoxysmal.

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