segmental

Definitions

  • Segmental and Semicircular arches
    Segmental and Semicircular arches
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj segmental having the body divided into successive metameres or segments, as in earthworms or lobsters
    • adj segmental divided or organized into speech segments or isolable speech sounds
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The longest species of centipede is the giant scolopender (Scolopendra gigantea), found in the rain forests of Central and South America. It has 23 segments (46 legs) and specimens have been measured up to 10.5 inches long and 1" in diameter.
    • Segmental (Anat. & Zoöl) Of or pertaining to the segmental organs.
    • Segmental (Anat. & Zoöl) Of or pertaining to the segments of animals; as, a segmental duct; segmental papillæ.
    • Segmental Relating to, or being, a segment.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • segmental Having the form of the segment of a circle; being a segment: as, a segmental arch.
    • segmental Of or pertaining to segments or segmentation: as, a segmental formula; segmental parts; segmental organs.
    • segmental Specifically, in embryology, noting the primitive and rudimentary renal organs which occur in all vertebrates and some invertebrates, consisting in the former of branched tubules opening at one end into the somatic cavity and at the other by one or more main ducts into the cloaca or hindgut. The segmental organs of a vertebrate are divisible into three parts, anterior, middle, and posterior. The foremost is the head-kidney or pronephron, whose duct becomes a Müllerian duct. The next is the Wolffian body proper, or mesonephron, whose duct is the Wolffian duct. The last or hindmost is the rudiment of the permanent kidney, whose duct is the ureter; this is the metanephron. The epithet segmental in this sense was originally used to note the kind of renal or excretory organs which annelids, as worms and leeches, possess, in more or fewer of the segments of the body, whence the name: it was subsequently extended to the above-described embryonic renal organs of vertebrates which are replaced by permanent kidneys—these segmental organs being thus loosely synonymous with primitive kidney, Wolffian body, and protonephron. See cut under leech.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Segmental being a segment: in embryology, noting the rudimental venal organs
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Quotations

  • Milan Kundera
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    “A novel that does not uncover a hitherto unknown segment of existence is immoral. Knowledge is the novel's only morality.”
  • George Steiner
    George%20Steiner
    “Language can only deal meaningfully with a special, restricted segment of reality. The rest, and it is presumably the much larger part, is silence.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. segmentumsecāre, to cut.

Usage

In literature:

Tom stared at the filmed image ... the image of a segment of the Asteroid Belt the day before Roger Hunter had died.
"Gold in the Sky" by Alan Edward Nourse
I could not take my eyes from these segments of the Grass.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
The three thoracic segments are of nearly equal size, and the eight abdominal segments are also of similar size.
"Our Common Insects" by Alpheus Spring Packard
Various lengths of root segments have been employed, ranging from two or three inches up to two or three feet.
"Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the Fourth Annual Meeting" by Various
They are not segments, but completed circles.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
Far overhead, a segment of sky appeared between the open bomb shutters.
"Final Weapon" by Everett B. Cole
The bear once started to run to the west, but a rifle shot fired suddenly in that segment of the circle stopped him.
"The Eyes of the Woods" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Half the flower, or a smaller segment, sometimes changes colour.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I." by Charles Darwin
The others of the Bunch, each working when he could, completed cementing the segments of the first bubb together.
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
Henry and his four comrades were at the point of the segment nearest to the confluence of the Ohio and the Licking.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
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In news:

Story Detail for Living Well Business Showcase Segments.
GRAND RAPIDS – Speed's nightly NASCAR focused Race Hub program will be airing a 'Where Are They Now' segment on Johnny Benson Jr later this season.
Battleship with Rhianna, the Dictator,see if Cecily Knobler liked 'em or not in this segment that originally aired on May 18, 2012 with Dave Kallaway & Stacy Cole on 95-5 WIFC.
Action cameras are one of the coolest segments in the market right now.
This segment was originally broadcast on Dec 17, 2006.
Margie Wiesman with Huntsville's Therapy Partners stopped by the WLRH studios this morning for her monthly segment on animal care.
So I decided it's time to start a brand spankin' new segment.
Route 26 segment in Denmark to be closed for culvert replacement.
Katy Perry's Sesame Street Segment Cut Over Her Cleavage.
"Chevrolet Malibu Eco Brings Flavor to Vanilla Segment," Chevrolet's press release proudly proclaims.
An expanded Web version of segments seen on CNN.
Halal products represent one of the fastest growing segments of US beef exports.
This eleven second video will teach you how to do this, and enjoy the segment from this morning as the anchors give it a try.
The first time Little Big Town performed the song "Here's Hope", was earlier this year during the Academy of Country Music Awards Lifting Lives segment in front of thousands of fans and millions of television viewers.
Hopefully you got a chance to listen to Brian Billick's interview Tuesday morning on ESPN Radio, especially the segment where he discussed Jay Cutler's first season in Chicago.
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In science:

Long strange segments. strange segments of Rd -valued random walks with regularly varying steps.
Functional large deviations for multivariate regularly varying random walks
We view each line segment as being orthogonal to all previous line segments, and the limiting ob ject that we get as k → ∞, called the CRT, is a random metric space.
The loop-erased random walk and the uniform spanning tree on the four-dimensional discrete torus
To couple these two spanning trees, we break the random walks on Z4 n into segments, with each segment corresponding to a single step of a random walk on Km .
The loop-erased random walk and the uniform spanning tree on the four-dimensional discrete torus
Let t = min{u ≥ (j − 1)r : Xv 6= Xs for all v ∈ [u, j r − 1] and s ∈ [0, kr − 1] ∩ W (0, u − 1)} be the first time within the j th segment after which there are no more intersections involving earlier segments.
The loop-erased random walk and the uniform spanning tree on the four-dimensional discrete torus
Also, the last segment of X i [0, Ui ] must either hit ρ or one of the segments X j [0, Uj ] for j < i.
The loop-erased random walk and the uniform spanning tree on the four-dimensional discrete torus
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