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sep·tum

 (sĕp′təm)
n. pl. sep·ta (-tə)
A thin partition or membrane that divides two cavities or soft masses of tissue in an organism: the nasal septum; the atrial septum of the heart.

[New Latin sēptum, from Latin saeptum, partition, from neuter past participle of saepīre, to enclose, from saepēs, fence.]

septum

(ˈsɛptəm)
n, pl -ta (-tə)
1. (Biology) biology anatomy a dividing partition between two tissues or cavities
2. (Anatomy) biology anatomy a dividing partition between two tissues or cavities
3. (Mechanical Engineering) a dividing partition or membrane between two cavities in a mechanical device
[C18: from Latin saeptum wall, from saepīre to enclose; related to Latin saepēs a fence]

sep•tum

(ˈsɛp təm)

n., pl. -ta (-tə).
a dividing wall, membrane, or the like, in a plant or animal structure; dissepiment.
[1710–20; < New Latin; Latin saeptum enclosure]

sep·tum

(sĕp′təm)
Plural septa
A thin wall or membrane that separates two parts, structures, or individual organisms. The chambers of the heart are separated by septa.

septum

A wall between body cavities.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.septum - (anatomy) a dividing partition between two tissues or cavitiesseptum - (anatomy) a dividing partition between two tissues or cavities
partition - (anatomy) a structure that separates areas in an organism
nasal septum - a partition of bone and cartilage between the nasal cavities
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
2.septum - a partition or wall especially in an ovary
plant organ - a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus
Translations

septum

n (pl -ta) tabique m; deviated — tabique desviado; interatrial — tabique interauricular; interventricular — tabique interventricular; nasal — tabique nasal
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The patient controls the inflation pump, inflating the balloon to deflect the rectovaginal septum and interrupt stool passage, and deflating it to allow bowel movements.
In the posterior compartment, the vagina is separated from the rectum by the rectovaginal septum, which is fused distally with the urogenital diaphragm and perineal body (Level III support).
These include a fixed retroverted uterus, tender adnexal masses, tenderness or nodularity of the uterosacral ligaments, nodules in the rectovaginal septum, and rarely blue or red lesions in the posterior vaginal fornix.
The rectovaginal examination (RVE) is taught as a routine part of the pelvic examination and is credited by physical diagnosis textbooks as providing better evaluation of the posterior portion of the pelvis and the rectovaginal septum than the bimanual examination alone.
Less frequently, the rectovaginal septum is involved (Arq.
Type I lesions are conically shaped rectovaginal septum nodules and are located between the posterior and anterior walls of the vaginal mucosa and rectal muscularis, respectively.
David Nichols, the traditional posterior colporrhaphy involves opening the posterior vaginal wall epithelium in the midline and dissecting laterally and superiorly, then plicating the posterior vaginal wall muscularis--or rectovaginal septum, as the endopelvic fascia is termed--in the midline.
After the bladder flap is dissected off the anterior vaginal wall (close to the anterior vaginal wall to avoid cystotomy and to identify the avascular plane), the rectovaginal septum is developed.
The kit contains both synthetic (polypropylene) tape--which is placed from ischial spine to ischial spine to recreate cardinal ligaments for physiologic apical support--and a porcine dermis graft component, which is positioned from the vaginal apex to the perineum to recreate the endopelvic fascia of the rectovaginal septum.
The named components of this axis are the perineum, rectovaginal septum, pericervical ring, uterosacral ligaments, and presacral periosteum.