Dissepiment meaning

dĭ-sĕpə-mənt
(biology) A partition dividing a part or organ; a septum.
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(biol.) A separating membrane or partition, as that between adjacent carpels of a compound ovary.
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(biology) A partition dividing a part or organ; a septum.
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(botany, zoology) Partition (in an organ); septum.
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Origin of dissepiment

  • Latin dissaepīmentum partition from dissaepīre to divide dis- dis- saepīre hedge off (from saepēs hedge)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition