Definition of segmental in English:

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Pronunciation: /seɡˈmen(t)l/


1Composed of separate parts or sections.
Example sentences
  • Given the debate about the segmental composition of the thorax, it is interesting to note that there is no evidence in the earliest millipedes known that the thorax was diplopodocus.
  • Some aspects of the segmental pattern are rescued, with more naked cuticle separating the denticle belts.
  • In the evolution of vertebrates, long bodies with continuously flexible notochords and segmental muscles existed before the appearance of segmental vertebrae.
1.1 Phonetics Denoting or relating to the division of speech into segments.
2 Architecture Denoting or of the form of an arch the curved part of which forms a shallow arc of a circle, less than a semicircle.
Example sentences
  • Missing from the Georgian facade are the earlier vernacular features of glazed headers, segmental arch windows, and a belt course.
  • The deck is being constructed with curving precast segmental elements, cast on-site, that add to the attractiveness of the project.
  • The molded brick water table jogs over basement windows with segmental arches.



Pronunciation: /-ˌmen(t)liˈzāSHən/


Pronunciation: /-ˌīz/
Example sentences
  • With large, well-branded job sites like segmentalizing themselves, smaller, more targeted sites like will undoubtedly begin to face new competition.


Example sentences
  • Hence, the polymorphism hypothesis is attractive because it could help to explain how a segmentally duplicated genome such as that of maize can avoid deleterious ectopic recombination between paralogs.
  • Ventral epidermal cells secrete a segmentally repeating pattern of small hooks, called denticles, separated by expanses of naked cuticle.
  • In such cases, ultrasonography reveals a hypoechoic or anechoic structure protruding from a segmentally thickened colonic wall.

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Syllabification: seg·men·tal

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