segmental

adjective seg·men·tal \ seg-ˈmen-tᵊl \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

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
3 a :divided into segments
  • segmental knowledge
c :resulting from segmentation

segmentally

play \seg-ˈmen-tᵊl-ē\ adverb

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First Known Use of segmental

1816


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segmental

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

medical Definition of segmental

1 a :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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