Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Noun: segmentation  ,seg-mun'tey-shun or ,seg,men'tey-shun
  1. (embryology) the repeated division of a fertilised ovum
    - cleavage
     
  2. The act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart
    - division, partition, partitioning, sectionalization, sectionalisation [Brit]

Derived forms: segmentations

Type of: cell division, cellular division, separation

Part of: gestation, maternity, pregnancy

Encyclopedia: Segmentation