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English noun: segmentation

1. segmentation (process) (embryology) the repeated division of a fertilised ovum


Synonymscleavage


Broader (hypernym)cell division, cellular division


Part meronymgestation, maternity, pregnancy


Domain categoryembryology

2. segmentation (act) the act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart


Synonymsdivision, partition, partitioning, sectionalisation, sectionalization


Broader (hypernym)separation


Narrower (hyponym)septation, subdivision, zoning









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