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English noun: segmentation

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


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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