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segmentation

[ seg-muhn-tey-shuhn ]
/ ˌsɛg mənˈteɪ ʃən /
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noun
division into segments.
Biology.
  1. the subdivision of an organism or of an organ into more or less equivalent parts.
  2. cell division.
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Origin of segmentation

First recorded in 1850–55; segment + -ation

OTHER WORDS FROM segmentation

non·seg·men·ta·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for segmentation

segmentation
/ (ˌsɛɡmɛnˈteɪʃən) /

noun
the act or an instance of dividing into segments
embryol another name for cleavage (def. 4)
zoology another name for metamerism (def. 1)
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Medical definitions for segmentation

segmentation
[ sĕg′mən-tāshən ]

n.
cleavage
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