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segmentation

[seg-muh n-tey-shuh n] /ˌsɛg mənˈteɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
division into segments.
2.
Biology.
  1. the subdivision of an organism or of an organ into more or less equivalent parts.
  2. cell division.
Origin of segmentation
1850-1855
First recorded in 1850-55; segment + -ation
Related forms
nonsegmentation, noun
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segmentation

/ˌsɛɡmɛnˈteɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act or an instance of dividing into segments
2.
(embryol) another name for cleavage (sense 4)
3.
(zoology) another name for metamerism (sense 1)
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Word Origin and History for segmentation
n.

1650s, "a cutting in small pieces;" 1851 of cells, from segment (v.) + -ation.

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segmentation in Medicine

segmentation seg·men·ta·tion (sěg'mən-tā'shən, -měn-)
n.
See cleavage.

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