dissepiment[di sep′ə mənt]
dissepiment definition by Webster's New World
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Biol. a separating membrane or partition, as that between adjacent carpels of a compound ovary
Origin: Classical Latin dissaepimentum ; from dis-, from plush saepire, to fence in: see septum
dissepiment definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A partition dividing an organ, such as an ovary or a fruit, into chambers.
Origin: Latin dissaepīmentum, partition, from dissaepīre, to divide : dis-, dis- + saepīre, hedge off (from saepēs, hedge).
- dis·sepˌi·menˈtal adjective