Definition of plurisegmental in English:

plurisegmental

adjective

  • 1Physiology. Of, relating to, or involving more than one segment of the spinal cord.

  • 2Linguistics. = "suprasegmental". Also: (of a phoneme, etc.) comprising more than one (consonantal or vocalic) segment.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Sherrington (1857–1952), physiologist. From pluri- + segmental.

Pronunciation

plurisegmental

/ˌplɔːrɪsɛɡˈmɛntl//ˌplʊərɪsɛɡˈmɛntl/