Definition of segmental in English:

segmental

Syllabification: seg·men·tal
Pronunciation: /segˈmen(t)l
 
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adjective

  • 1Composed of separate parts or sections.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

Derivatives

segmentalization

Pronunciation: /-ˌmen(t)liˈzāSHən/
noun

segmentalize

verb
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  • With large, well-branded job sites like Monster.com segmentalizing themselves, smaller, more targeted sites like Techies.com will undoubtedly begin to face new competition.

segmentally

adverb
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  • 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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