ventral segment
Loop Loop, n. [Cf. Ir. & Gael. lub loop, noose, fold, thong, bend, lub to bend, incline.] 1. A fold or doubling of a thread, cord, rope, etc., through which another thread, cord, etc., can be passed, or which a hook can be hooked into; an eye, as of metal; a staple; a noose; a bight. [1913 Webster]

That the probation bear no hinge, nor loop To hang a doubt on. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. A small, narrow opening; a loophole. [1913 Webster]

And stop all sight-holes, every loop from whence The eye of Reason may pry in upon us. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. A curve of any kind in the form of a loop. [1913 Webster]

4. (Telegraphy) A wire forming part of a main circuit and returning to the point from which it starts. [1913 Webster]

5. (Acoustics) The portion of a vibrating string, air column, etc., between two nodes; -- called also {ventral segment}. [1913 Webster]

{Loop knot}, a single knot tied in a doubled cord, etc. so as to leave a loop beyond the knot. See Illust. of {Knot}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Ventral segment — Ventral Ven tral, a. [L. ventralis, fr. venter the belly; perhaps akin to G. wanst: cf. F. ventral.] 1. (Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or situated near, the belly, or ventral side, of an animal or of one of its parts; hemal; abdominal; as, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ventral segment — Segment Seg ment, n. [L. segmentum, fr. secare to cut, cut off: cf. F. segment. See {Saw} a cutting instrument.] 1. 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ventral segment — noun : the portion of a vibrating medium between two successive nodes …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ventral — Ven tral, a. [L. ventralis, fr. venter the belly; perhaps akin to G. wanst: cf. F. ventral.] 1. (Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or situated near, the belly, or ventral side, of an animal or of one of its parts; hemal; abdominal; as, the ventral fin of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ventral fins — Ventral Ven tral, a. [L. ventralis, fr. venter the belly; perhaps akin to G. wanst: cf. F. ventral.] 1. (Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or situated near, the belly, or ventral side, of an animal or of one of its parts; hemal; abdominal; as, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Segment — Seg ment, n. [L. segmentum, fr. secare to cut, cut off: cf. F. segment. See {Saw} a cutting instrument.] 1. 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Segment gear — Segment Seg ment, n. [L. segmentum, fr. secare to cut, cut off: cf. F. segment. See {Saw} a cutting instrument.] 1. 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Segment of a line — Segment Seg ment, n. [L. segmentum, fr. secare to cut, cut off: cf. F. segment. See {Saw} a cutting instrument.] 1. 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Segment of a sphere — Segment Seg ment, n. [L. segmentum, fr. secare to cut, cut off: cf. F. segment. See {Saw} a cutting instrument.] 1. 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • segment — Division of an appendage [Perez Farfante and Kensley, 1997]. Individual component of crustacean limb connected by movable articulation with adjoining segments. (Syn. podomere (not equivalent to somite, though used by some authors in this sense).… …   Crustacea glossary

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