compartmentation

noun
com·​part·​men·​ta·​tion | \ kəm-ˌpärt-mən-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce compartmentation (audio) , -ˌmen-\

Definition of compartmentation

: division into separate sections or units

First Known Use of compartmentation

1926, in the meaning defined above

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compartmentation

noun
com·​part·​men·​ta·​tion | \ kəm-ˌpärt-mən-ˈtā-shən, -ˌmen- How to pronounce compartmentation (audio) \

Medical Definition of compartmentation

: intracellular partitioning of cellular substances and metabolic activities by membranes

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