segmentation

[ seg-muh n-tey-shuh n ]
/ ˌsɛg mənˈteɪ ʃən /

noun

division into segments.
Biology.
  1. the subdivision of an organism or of an organ into more or less equivalent parts.
  2. cell division.

Origin of segmentation

First recorded in 1850–55; segment + -ation
Related formsnon·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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Word Origin and History for segmentation

segmentation


n.

1650s, "a cutting in small pieces;" 1851 of cells, from segment (v.) + -ation.

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Medicine definitions for segmentation

segmentation

[ sĕg′mən-tāshən ]

n.

cleavage
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