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  • adj. Not segmented

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not divided into segments; noting the egg which has not undergone cleavage, or the embryo or parts of the embryo which show no metameric arrangement of their parts.

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

  • adj. having a body that is not divided into segments


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  • Slight differences in rates or slight differences in interaction parameters between molecules and cells can change an organism that is a continuous unsegmented form to an organism that's segmented.

    The Origin of Form Was Abrupt Not Gradual

  • I am also curious about their projection of steel consumption, because a lot of the steel was indeed consumed domestically construction and builfding and such unsegmented trend analysis may be more accurate..

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  • Now anglers can find many three-piece and four-piece baitcasting and spinning travel rods that are the equal of their unsegmented counterparts.

    Have Rod, Will Travel

  • The identification and analysis of the maternal genes affecting the segmentation pattern revealed that the anteroposterior axis is controlled by three groups of genes, each independently determining a subset of the pattern, the segmented anterior or posterior, or the unsegmented terminal regions of the embryo (35-37).

    Nobel Lecture The Identification Of Genes Controlling Development In Flies And Fishes

  • The unsegmented structures that are most commonly discussed are those in which any decision maker, any problem, and any solution has access to any choice situation.

    Rediscovering Institutions

  • In situations in which load is heavy and the structure is relatively unsegmented, intention is lost in context-dependent flows of problems, solutions, people, and choice opportunities.

    Rediscovering Institutions

  • The first, a specialized structure, is one that is decomposable into substructures that are unsegmented.

    Rediscovering Institutions

  • On the one hand, the destruction of existing institutions tends to reduce institutional constraints on noninstitutional forces, thus reinforcing forces associated with the possession of noninstitutional resources and moving a temporal sorting system more toward an unsegmented structure.

    Rediscovering Institutions

  • This was in the main confirmed by Driesch and Morgan in 1896, [501] and they made the further interesting discovery that the same defective larvæ could be obtained by removing from the unsegmented egg a large amount of cytoplasm.

    Form and Function A Contribution to the History of Animal Morphology

  • He further showed that in the unsegmented but mature egg prelocalised cytoplasmic regions can be distinguished, which later become separated from one another through the segmentation of the egg.

    Form and Function A Contribution to the History of Animal Morphology


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