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Meaning of DISSEPIMENT

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dis*sep"i*ment\, n. [L. dissaepimentum, fr.
dissaepire; dis- + saepire to hedge in, inclose.]
1. A separating tissue; a partition; a septum.

2. (Bot.) One of the partitions which divide a compound ovary
   into cells.

3. (Zo["o]l.) One of the transverse, calcareous partitions
   between the radiating septa of a coral.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A partition (septum) within an ovary or fruit, derived by fusion of adjacent carpels.
 

 

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