dissepiment

[dih-sep-uh-muh nt]
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

1720–30; < Latin dissaepīmentum, equivalent to dis- dis-1 + saepīmentum hedge (saepī(re) to fence + -mentum -ment)
Related formsdis·sep·i·men·tal, adjective
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dissepiment

noun
  1. biology a dividing partition or membrane, such as that between the chambers of a syncarpous ovary
Derived Formsdissepimental, adjective

Word Origin for dissepiment

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