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com·part·ment

(kom-part'ment),
1. Partitioned-off portion of a larger bound space; a separate section or chamber; the compartments of the limbs are bound deeply by bones and intermuscular septa and superficially by deep fascia and generally are not in communication with the other compartments, and thus infection or increased pathologic pressure may be limited to one compartment; muscles contained within the compartments of the limbs share similar functions and innervation.
2. A separate division; specifically, a structural or biochemical portion of a cell that is separated from the rest of the cell.
3. A chemical or physical subdivision of a system in which the ratio of the concentration of a labeled entity to that of an unlabled entity is constant over a defined period.
Synonym(s): compartimentum [TA]

com·part·ment

(kŏm-pahrt'mĕnt)
1. Partitioned off portion of a larger bound space; a separate section or chamber; the compartments of the limbs are bound deeply by bones and intermuscular septa and superficially by deep fascia and generally are not in communication with one another, and thus infection or increased pathologic pressure may be limited to a compartment; muscles contained within the compartments of the limbs share similar functions and innervation.
Synonym(s): compartimentum [TA] .
2. A separate division; specifically, a structural or biochemical portion of a cell that is separated from the rest of the cell.

com·part·ment

(kŏm-pahrt'mĕnt)
Partitioned-off portion of a larger bound space; a separate section or chamber.

compartment

a part of the body as a whole and divided from the rest by a physical partition.

fluid compartment
that liquid part of the body excluded by cell membranes. Includes intravascular and intercellular compartments.
compartment syndrome
muscles which are contained in an aponeurotic sheath may be subjected to serious ischemia as a result of increase in the size of the muscle as a result of vigorous muscular activity.
References in classic literature ?
When we had entered the compartment we had seated ourselves upon a low bench beneath the porthole.
There was nothing in the compartment, and no other occupant.
It had been tacitly understood between us that we were not to speak of his mother--and, besides, he might be angry if he knew that I had opened the private compartment of his dressing-case.
and then tried to prevent Rouletabille from entering the same compartment with the examining magistrate.
Excuse me, gentlemen,--this compartment is reserved.
As for my interest, monsieur, I only referred to it by mere chance,--the mere chance of finding myself in the same train with you, and in the same compartment of the same carriage.
For the last half-hour, during which time the train had made no stop, he had been alone in his compartment.
I have been travelling in an uncomfortable compartment," she observed.
A rush of salt, cold air swept into the compartment.
A maid was already awaiting her at the door of the compartment.
Countess Vronskaya is in that compartment," said the smart guard, going up to Vronsky.
Behind this domestic, Mr and Mrs Boffin took their seats in the back compartment of the vehicle: which was sufficiently commodious, but had an undignified and alarming tendency, in getting over a rough crossing, to hiccup itself away from the front compartment.