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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to segments.
  • adjective Divided or organized into segments.
  • adjective Architecture Of or being an arch whose profile constitutes a segment of a circle with its center below the springing line.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having the form of the segment of a circle; being a segment: as, a segmental arch.
  • Of or pertaining to segments or segmentation: as, a segmental formula; segmental parts; segmental organs.
  • Specifically, in embryology, noting the primitive and rudimentary renal organs which occur in all vertebrates and some invertebrates, consisting in the former of branched tubules opening at one end into the somatic cavity and at the other by one or more main ducts into the cloaca or hindgut.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Relating to, or being, a segment.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to the segments of animals
  • adjective Of or pertaining to the segmental organs.
  • adjective (Anat.) the primitive duct of the embryonic excretory organs which gives rise to the Wolffian duct and ureter; the pronephric duct.
  • adjective (Anat.), (Zoöl.) The tubular excretory organs, a pair of which often occur in each of several segments in annelids. They serve as renal organs, and often, also, as oviducts and sperm ducts. See Illust. under Sipunculacea.
  • adjective (Anat.) the tubes which primarily open into the segmental duct, some of which become the urinary tubules of the adult.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of, relating to, or constructed from segments

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having the body divided into successive metameres or segments, as in earthworms or lobsters
  • adjective divided or organized into speech segments or isolable speech sounds

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Examples

  • When the arch is formed of a curve that is less than a semicircle (a segment of a circle), with its centre below the diameter, it is called a segmental arch.

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  • We are now in a position to notice, without any danger of misconception, what is called the segmental theory of the skull.

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  • CNVs in humans and chimpanzees often occur in equivalent genomic locations: most lie in regions of the genomes, called segmental duplications, that are particularly 'fragile'.

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  • CNVs in humans and chimpanzees often occur in equivalent genomic locations: most lie in regions of the genomes, called segmental duplications, that are particularly 'fragile'.

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  • See also Section 13 again, in which is the suggestion that the occipital part of the skull is possibly a fusion of vertebrae, a new view with much in its favour, and obviously an entirely different one from the old "segmental" view of the entire skull, discussed in

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  • I'm using the term in the sense of "segmental" progerias, conditions in which an organism expresses some but not all component of accelerated aging.

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  • Well, about my research, I dealt only with segmental features, but just to narrow the research down to the scope of an MA thesis (my research supervisor made me choose either segmentals or suprassegmentals not to make the thesis too long).

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  • However, the very few students I had also seemed to have benefitted from CR of manner and place of articulation as well as supra-segmental features.

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  • End-stage renal (kidney) disease: Patients may develop renal failure, often in association with a condition known as focal segmental glomerulosclerosis.

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  • Homeobox genes play a key role in the morphogenesis of segmental body structures along the primary anterior-posterior body axis including the genitourinary system.

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