in·​ter·​seg·​men·​tal ˌin-tər-seg-ˈmen-tᵊl How to pronounce intersegmental (audio)
variants or less commonly inter-segmental
: occurring between or involving two or more segments
intersegmental spinal ligaments
specifically : lying between somites
intersegmental nerves

Word History

First Known Use

1862, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of intersegmental was in 1862

Dictionary Entries Near intersegmental

Cite this Entry

“Intersegmental.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

Medical Definition


in·​ter·​seg·​men·​tal -seg-ˈment-ᵊl How to pronounce intersegmental (audio)
: occurring between or involving two or more segments (as of the spine)
intersegmental traction
specifically : lying between embryonic somites
intersegmental nerves
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