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Biology A partition dividing a part or organ; a septum.

[Latin dissaepīmentum, partition, from dissaepīre, to divide : dis-, dis- + saepīre, hedge off (from saepēs, hedge).]

dis·sep′i·men′tal (-mĕn′tl) adj.
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(Biology) 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]
disˌsepiˈmental adj
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(ˈsɛp təm)

n., pl. -ta (-tə).
a dividing wall, membrane, or the like, in a plant or animal structure; dissepiment.
[1710–20; < New Latin; Latin saeptum enclosure]
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