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dissepiment

[ dih-sep-uh-muhnt ]

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.


dissepiment

/ dɪˈsɛpɪmənt /

noun

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


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Derived Forms

  • disˌsepiˈmental, adjective
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Other Words From

  • dis·sepi·mental adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of dissepiment1

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

Origin of dissepiment1

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

In Glaucium and Eschscholtzia (Papaveraceae) the dissepiment is of a spongy nature.

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