dissepiment

dissepiment

[dih-sep-uh-muhnt]
noun
1.
Anatomy, Zoology. a partition or septum in a tissue.
2.
Botany. one of the partitions formed within ovaries and fruits by the coherence of the sides of the constituent carpels.

Origin:
1720–30; < Latin dissaepīmentum, equivalent to dis- dis-1 + saepīmentum hedge (saepī(re) to fence + -mentum -ment)

dissepimental, adjective
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dissepiment (dɪˈsɛpɪmənt)
 
n
biology a dividing partition or membrane, such as that between the chambers of a syncarpous ovary
 
[C18: from Late Latin dissaepīmentum, from dis-1 + saepīmentum hedge, from saepīre to enclose]
 
dissepi'mental
 
adj

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