from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Division into segments.
  • n. Embryology See cleavage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act or an instance of dividing into segments.
  • n. The state of being divided into segments.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or process of dividing into segments; specifically (Biol.), a self-division into segments as a result of growth; cell cleavage; cell multiplication; endogenous cell formation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of cutting into segments; a division into segments; the condition of being divided into segments; the manner in which a segmented part is divided.

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

  • n. (embryology) the repeated division of a fertilised ovum
  • n. the act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart


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