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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.
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The plan is not to segregate and not to divide the district.
A very powerful security feature of a switched fabric is the ability to segregate switch ports into self-contained zones.
An unanswered question is whether bacteria-which, unlike human cells, don't have a nucleus-contain a spindle or some other cellular machinery to segregate chromosomes when they divide.