Pronunciation: (sep'u-rā"triks, sep"u-rā'-), [key]
—pl. sep•a•ra•tri•cesPronunciation: (sep"u-rā'tri-sēz", -ur-u-trī'sēz), [key] sep•a•ra•trix•es.
1. something that divides or separates, as the line between light and dark areas on a partially illuminated surface.
3. Math.one of several symbols for separating components of a number, as a decimal point or comma.
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