The first animal to be segmented—to go from just a single body to a body with two segments—must have been a macromutation.
ME3M was like online sex without the sex: seedy, dehumanized, segmented, and awkward—yet often still erotic.
On the inside is the usual mix of off-white, flecked linoleum tiles and segmented ceiling panels, dull and dimly lit.
Adult female elongated, segmented; greenish-white; length, about 1/24in.
Those of the south aisle are Perpendicular, with segmented heads.
Adult female greyish, yellowish, or white; elongated, segmented.
Any one of them might be the unsegmented gut of the segmented animal.
Adult female elongated; segmented, but not deeply; colour, dark-brown.
A harvestman, for instance, lacks the waist, and its abdomen is segmented.
They are not segmented, and form four ridges seated on the sides of the notochord.
1560s, from Latin segmentum "a strip or piece cut off, a cutting, strips of colored cloth," from secare "to cut" (see section (n.)), with euphonious alteration of -c- to -g- before -m-. Latin segmentum was used in Medieval Latin as a geometry term, translating Greek tmema, and the word was first picked up in English in this sense. Meaning "segmental portion of anything circular" is from 1640s; general sense of "a division, section" is from 1762.
1859, intransitive, in reference to cell division, from segment (n.). Transitive sense, "divide (something) into segments" is from 1872. Related: Segmented; segmenting.
segment seg·ment (sěg'mənt)
A clearly differentiated subdivision of an organism or part, such as a metamere.
A part of an organ having independent function, supply, or drainage.