dissepiment

noun

dis·​sep·​i·​ment di-ˈse-pə-mənt How to pronounce dissepiment (audio)
: a dividing tissue : septum

Word History

Etymology

Latin dissaepimentum partition, from dissaepire to divide, from dis- + saepire to fence in — more at septum

First Known Use

circa 1727, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dissepiment was circa 1727

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Cite this Entry

“Dissepiment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dissepiment. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

dissepiment

noun
dis·​sep·​i·​ment dis-ˈep-ə-mənt How to pronounce dissepiment (audio)
: a dividing tissue : septum
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