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dissepiment

[dih-sep-uh-muh nt] /dɪˈsɛp ə mənt/
noun
1.
Anatomy, Zoology. a partition or septum in a tissue.
2.
Botany. one of the partitions formed within ovaries and fruits by the coherence of the sides of the constituent carpels.
Origin of dissepiment
1720-1730
1720-30; < Latin dissaepīmentum, equivalent to dis- dis-1 + saepīmentum hedge (saepī(re) to fence + -mentum -ment)
Related forms
dissepimental, adjective
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dissepiment

/dɪˈsɛpɪmənt/
noun
1.
(biology) a dividing partition or membrane, such as that between the chambers of a syncarpous ovary
Derived Forms
dissepimental, adjective
Word Origin
C18: from Late Latin dissaepīmentum, from dis-1 + saepīmentum hedge, from saepīre to enclose
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