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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: seg'ment


  1. A section; a part of an organ or other structure delimited naturally, artificially, or by invagination from the remainder.
  2. A territory of an organ having independent function, supply, or drainage.
  3. To divide and redivide into minute equal parts.

Synonym(s): segmentumTA

[L. segmentum, fr. seco, to cut]

See Also: metamere

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