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dissepiment

[ dih-sep-uh-muhnt ]
/ dɪˈsɛp ə mənt /
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noun
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.
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Origin of dissepiment

1720–30; <Latin dissaepīmentum, equivalent to dis-dis-1 + saepīmentum hedge (saepī(re) to fence + -mentum-ment)

OTHER WORDS FROM dissepiment

dis·sep·i·men·tal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dissepiment

dissepiment
/ (dɪˈsɛpɪmənt) /

noun
biology a dividing partition or membrane, such as that between the chambers of a syncarpous ovary

Derived forms of dissepiment

dissepimental, adjective

Word Origin for dissepiment

C18: from Late Latin dissaepīmentum, from dis- 1 + saepīmentum hedge, from saepīre to enclose
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