[seg-muh n-tey-shuh n]
- division into segments.
- the subdivision of an organism or of an organ into more or less equivalent parts.
- cell division.
Origin of segmentation
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The segmentation of the nucleus precedes and then continues with the segmentation of the yolk.Private Sex Advice to Women
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Rohon entitles his discovery 'the segmentation of the primordial cranium.'
In addition, other indications of a segmentation in this head-region have been found.
Moreover, this rod was unsegmented, for the notochord is devoid of segmentation.
It lies ventral to the nerve cord, and shows no trace of segmentation.The Vertebrate Skeleton
Sidney H. Reynolds
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Word Origin and History for segmentation
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