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1560s, from Latin segmentum "a strip or piece cut off, a cutting, strips of colored cloth," from secare "to cut" (from PIE root *sek- "to cut"), 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.
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Definitions of segmental
divided or organized into speech segments or isolable speech sounds;
having the body divided into successive metameres or segments, as in earthworms or lobsters;
Synonyms: metameric / segmented