segmentation

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

seg·men·ta·tion

noun \ˌseg-(ˌ)men-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of SEGMENTATION

1
: the act or process of dividing into segments; especially : the formation of many cells from a single cell (as in a developing egg)
2
: annular contraction of smooth muscle (as of the intestine) that seems to cut the part affected into segments—compare peristalsis

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