segmentary
adjective see segment I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • segmentary — segment ► NOUN 1) each of the parts into which something is divided. 2) Geometry a part of a circle cut off by a chord, or a part of a sphere cut off by a plane not passing through the centre. 3) Zoology each of a series of similar anatomical… …   English terms dictionary

  • segmentary — See segment. * * * …   Universalium

  • segmentary — adjective Composed of segments …   Wiktionary

  • segmentary — adj. fragmentary, characterized by separate parts; pertaining to a section, pertaining to a part; divided into sections; composed of separate sections …   English contemporary dictionary

  • segmentary — seg·men·tary …   English syllables

  • segmentary — ˈsegmənˌterē, ri adjective Etymology: segment (I) + ary : segmental …   Useful english dictionary

  • Segmentary lineage — A segmentary lineage society is characterized by the organization of the society into segments; what is often referred to as a tribal society.A simple, non anthropologist s explanation is that the close family is the smallest and closest segment …   Wikipedia

  • segmentary syndrome — a syndrome produced by a lesion of the gray matter of the spinal cord, and marked by weakness and wasting in the affected segment; called also metameric s …   Medical dictionary

  • segmentary societies — See acephalous …   Dictionary of sociology

  • segment — segmentary /seg meuhn ter ee/, adj. segmentate, adj. n. /seg meuhnt/; v. /seg ment, seg ment /, n. 1. one of the parts into which something naturally separates or is divided; a division, portion, or section: a segment of an orange. 2. Geom. a. a… …   Universalium

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