segregate

(redirected from segregates)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms.

segregate

(sĕg′rĭ-gāt′)
v. segre·gated, segre·gating, segre·gates
v.tr.
To separate or isolate from others or from a main body or group.
v.intr.
1. To become separated or distinguished: animals that segregate into male and female herds when not in mating season.
2. Genetics To undergo genetic segregation.
adj. (-gĭt, -gāt′)
Separated; isolated.
n. (-gĭt, -gāt′)
1. One that is or has been segregated.
2. Genetics See segregant.

seg′re·ga′tive adj.
seg′re·ga′tor n.