Share this entry
intersegmental Syllabification: in·ter·seg·men·tal
Pronunciation: /ˌin(t)ərseɡˈmen(t)l/

Definition of intersegmental in English:


chiefly Zoology
Situated or occurring between segments.
Example sentences
  • This innervation pattern is repeated in all three thoracic ganglia, and it appears that each of these intersegmental axons supplies the VACs of all three ganglia with NOS-containing collaterals.
  • With 3 or 4 preabdomen segments, a modified system of intersegmental muscles and tendons may have been evolved to act as a pump.
  • As in other Crabro species, the wasp's egg is attached to the soft intersegmental membrane of the cervix [throat] where the larva can readily penetrate the cuticle with its mandibles.


Definition of intersegmental in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources