segmental

adjective
seg·​men·​tal | \ seg-ˈmen-tᵊl How to pronounce segmental (audio) \

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
c : resulting from segmentation

Other Words from segmental

segmentally \ seg-​ˈmen-​tᵊl-​ē How to pronounce segmental (audio) \ adverb

Examples of segmental in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The recent rise can be attributed to positive results from a mid-stage study evaluating VX-147 in treating patients with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, which is a kidney disease caused by variants of the APOL1 gene. Trefis Team, Forbes, 10 Dec. 2021 Unable to work because of his kidney disease, a rare condition called focal segmental glomerulosclerosis that causes scar tissue to form in the kidneys, Carroll lost access to his private insurance. Carrie Arnold, Quartz, 15 Dec. 2020 Removing just a small section of lung tissue is called a wedge resection, while removing a larger portion (but not an entire lobe) is called a segmental resection. Lambeth Hochwald, Health.com, 3 Dec. 2019 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 6 June 2017 See More

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First Known Use of segmental

1816, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Segmental.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/segmental. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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segmental

adjective
seg·​men·​tal | \ seg-ˈment-ᵊl How to pronounce segmental (audio) \

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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