Meaning of SEGMENTATION in English


ˌsegmən.ˈtāshən, -gˌmen- noun

( -s )

Etymology: segment (II) + -ation

1. : the act or process of dividing into segments ; especially : the formation of many cells from a single cell (as in a developing egg) — compare cleavage

2. : annular contraction of smooth muscle (as of the intestine) that seems to cut the part affected into segments — compare peristalsis

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