- Anatomy, Zoology. a partition or septum in a tissue.
- Botany. one of the partitions formed within ovaries and fruits by the coherence of the sides of the constituent carpels.
Origin of dissepiment
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In Glaucium and Eschscholtzia (Papaveraceae) the dissepiment is of a spongy nature.
- biology a dividing partition or membrane, such as that between the chambers of a syncarpous ovary
C18: from Late Latin dissaepīmentum, from dis- 1 + saepīmentum hedge, from saepīre to enclose
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