segmental

segmental
segment NOUN 1) each of the parts into which something is divided. 2) Geometry a part of a circle cut off by a chord, or a part of a sphere cut off by a plane not passing through the centre. 3) Zoology each of a series of similar anatomical units of which the body and appendages of some animals are composed.
VERB divide into segments.
DERIVATIVES segmental adjective segmentary adjective segmentation noun.
ORIGIN Latin segmentum, from secare 'to cut' .

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  • Segmental — Seg*men tal, a. 1. Relating to, or being, a segment. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat. & Zo[ o]l.) (a) Of or pertaining to the segments of animals; as, a segmental duct; segmental papill[ae]. (b) Of or pertaining to the segmental organs. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • segmental — SEGMENTÁL, Ă, segmentali, e, adj. Referitor la segment, de segment. – Din fr., engl. segmental. Trimis de LauraGellner, 21.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  segmentál adj. m., pl. segmentáli; f. sg. segmentálă …   Dicționar Român

  • segmental — segmental, ale, aux [ sɛgmɑ̃tal, o ] adj. • mil. XXe; de segment, d apr. l angl. ♦ Didact. Relatif à un segment, d un segment. Ling. Trait pertinent segmental, appartenant à un phonème (opposé à suprasegmental) . segmental, ale, aux [sɛgmɑ̃tal,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • segmental — index partial (relating to a part) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • segmental — [seg ment′ l] adj. 1. having the form of a segment of a circle 2. of, like, or made up of a segment or segments segmentally adv …   English World dictionary

  • segmental — adjective Date: 1816 1. of, relating to, or having the form of a segment and especially the sector of a circle < segmental fanlight > 2. of, relating to, or composed of somites or metameres ; metameric 3. a. divided into segments < segmental… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • segmental — Relating to a segment. * * * seg·men·tal seg ment əl adj 1 a) of, relating to, or having the form of a segment b) situated in, affecting, or performed on a segment <a segmental pancreas transplant using only the lower third of the organ>… …   Medical dictionary

  • Segmental duct — Segmental Seg*men tal, a. 1. Relating to, or being, a segment. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat. & Zo[ o]l.) (a) Of or pertaining to the segments of animals; as, a segmental duct; segmental papill[ae]. (b) Of or pertaining to the segmental organs. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Segmental organs — Segmental Seg*men tal, a. 1. Relating to, or being, a segment. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat. & Zo[ o]l.) (a) Of or pertaining to the segments of animals; as, a segmental duct; segmental papill[ae]. (b) Of or pertaining to the segmental organs. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Segmental tubes — Segmental Seg*men tal, a. 1. Relating to, or being, a segment. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat. & Zo[ o]l.) (a) Of or pertaining to the segments of animals; as, a segmental duct; segmental papill[ae]. (b) Of or pertaining to the segmental organs. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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