• Segment Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) A segment gear.
- (n.) A part cut off from a figure by a line or plane; especially, that part of a circle contained between a chord and an arc of that circle, or so much of the circle as is cut off by the chord; as, the segment acb in the Illustration.
- (n.) One of the cells or division formed by segmentation, as in egg cleavage or in fissiparous cell formation.
- (n.) A piece in the form of the sector of a circle, or part of a ring; as, the segment of a sectional fly wheel or flywheel rim.
- (v. i.) To divide or separate into parts in growth; to undergo segmentation, or cleavage, as in the segmentation of the ovum.
- (n.) One of the parts into which any body naturally separates or is divided; a part divided or cut off; a section; a portion; as, a segment of an orange; a segment of a compound or divided leaf.
- (n.) One of the divisions, rings, or joints into which many animal bodies are divided; a somite; a metamere; a somatome.
• Segmental Definition & Synonyms
- (a.) Relating to, or being, a segment.
- (a.) Of or pertaining to the segments of animals; as, a segmental duct; segmental papillae.
- (a.) Of or pertaining to the segmental organs.