segmental

adjective
seg·​men·​tal | \seg-ˈmen-tᵊl \

Definition of segmental 

1 : of, relating to, or having the form of a segment and especially the sector of a circle segmental fanlight

2 : of, relating to, or composed of somites or metameres : metameric

3a : divided into segments segmental knowledge

b : partial, incomplete

c : resulting from segmentation

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Other Words from segmental

segmentally \seg-​ˈmen-​tᵊl-​ē \ adverb

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But the recipient had focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), a disease that causes scarring in the kidney and which began attacking the new organ. Matthew Berger, Fox News, "Doctors are now 're-gifting' kidneys to save lives," 28 Apr. 2018 One surgery, Veale said, involved a man who had focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), a disease in which the body attacks its own kidneys. Usha Lee Mcfarling, STAT, "A new way to ease the organ shortage: ‘Regifting’ kidneys used in previous transplants," 25 Apr. 2018 The boy was diagnosed with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, or FSGS, a kidney disease for which there is no cure. David Woods, USA TODAY, "As ailing boy fights for his life, Butler football team joins the fight," 14 Sep. 2017 The boy was diagnosed with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, or FSGS, a kidney disease for which there is no cure. David Woods, Indianapolis Star, "As ailing boy fights for his life, Butler football team joins the fight," 29 Aug. 2017 In 2014, Franti's son, Ade, was diagnosed with Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), a disease that left him with only 50 percent function in his kidneys. Troy L. Smith, cleveland.com, "Michael Franti brings positive vibes back to LaureLive festival," 6 June 2017

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First Known Use of segmental

1816, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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segmental

adjective
seg·​men·​tal | \seg-ˈment-ᵊl \

Medical Definition of segmental 

1a : of, relating to, or having the form of a segment

b : situated in, affecting, or performed on a segment a segmental pancreas transplant using only the lower third of the organ segmental versus total mastectomy

2 : of, relating to, or composed of somites or metameres : metameric

3 : divided into segments

4 : resulting from segmentation

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