compartmentation

noun com·part·men·ta·tion \ kəm-ˌpärt-mən-ˈtā-shən , -ˌmen- \

Definition of compartmentation

: division into separate sections or units

First Known Use of compartmentation

1926

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compartmentation

noun com·part·men·ta·tion \ kəm-ˌpärt-mən-ˈtā-shən, -ˌmen- \

medical Definition of compartmentation

: intracellular partitioning of cellular substances and metabolic activities by membranes

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