Segmented to Selective
(Seg"ment*ed) a. Divided into segments or joints; articulated.
(Seg"ni*tude Seg"ni*ty) , n. [L. segnitas, fr. segnis slow, sluggish.] Sluggishness; dullness; inactivity.
(||Se"gno) n. [It. See Sign.] (Mus.) A sign. See Al segno, and Dal segno.
(Se"go) n. (Bot.) A liliaceous plant (Calochortus Nuttallii) of Western North America, and its
edible bulb; so called by the Ute Indians and the Mormons.
(Seg"re*gate) a. [L. segregatus, p. p. of segregare to separate; pref. se- aside + grex,
gregis, a flock or herd. See Gregarious.]
1. Separate; select.
2. (Bot.) Separated from others of the same kind.
(Seg"re*gate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Segregated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Segregating.] To separate
from others; to set apart.
They are still segregated, Christians from Christians, under odious designations.I. Taylor.
(Seg"re*gate), v. i. (Geol.) To separate from a mass, and collect together about centers or
along lines of fracture, as in the process of crystallization or solidification.
(Seg`re*ga"tion) n. [L. segregatio: cf. F. ségrégation.]
1. The act of segregating, or the state of being segregated; separation from others; a parting.
2. (Geol.) Separation from a mass, and gathering about centers or into cavities at hand through cohesive
attraction or the crystallizing process.
(||Seiches) n. pl. [F.] (Geol.) Local oscillations in level observed in the case of some lakes, as
(Seid) n. [Ar seyid prince.] A descendant of Mohammed through his daughter Fatima and nephew
Seidlitz powders, effervescing salts, consisting of two separate powders, one of which contains forty
grains of sodium bicarbonate mixed with two drachms of Rochell salt (tartrate of potassium and sodium)
and the other contains thirty-five grains of tartaric acid. The powders are mixed in water, and drunk
while effervescing, as a mild cathartic; so called from the resemblance to the natural water of Seidlitz.
Called also Rochelle powders. Seidlitz water, a natural water from Seidlitz, containing magnesium,
sodium, calcium, and potassium sulphates, with calcium carbonate and a little magnesium chloride. It is
used as an aperient.
(Seid"litz) a. Of or pertaining to Seidlitz, a village in Bohemia. [Written also Sedlitz.]
(Seigh) obs. imp. sing. of See. Saw. Chaucer.
(Seign*eu"ri*al) a. [F., fr. seigneur. See Seignior.]
1. Of or pertaining to the lord of a manor; manorial. Sir W. Temple.
2. Vested with large powers; independent.