Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The process or result of uniting several segments of the body in one; the concrescence of several originally distinct metameric segments into one composite segment; the state or quality of not-being segmented. Thus, the thorax of an insect, or the carapace of a lobster, or the cranium of a vertebrate, is a desegmentation of several segments.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Anat.) The loss or obliteration of division into segments.
- de- + segmentation (Wiktionary)
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