segmentation

[ seg-muhn-tey-shuhn ]
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noun
  1. division into segments.

  2. Biology.

    • the subdivision of an organism or of an organ into more or less equivalent parts.

    • cell division.

Origin of segmentation

1
First recorded in 1850–55; segment + -ation

Other words from segmentation

  • non·seg·men·ta·tion, noun

Words Nearby segmentation

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British Dictionary definitions for segmentation

segmentation

/ (ˌsɛɡmɛnˈteɪʃən) /


noun
  1. the act or an instance of dividing into segments

  2. embryol another name for cleavage (def. 4)

  1. zoology another name for metamerism (def. 1)

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