septum


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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 pulpy matter of the internal coating suddenly grouped itself into lines, some of which assumed a form radiating from a common centre; it then continued, with an irregular and rapid movement, to contract itself, so that in the course of a second the whole was united into a perfect little sphere, which occupied the position of the septum at one end of the now quite hollow case.
As he watched her, there rose quite unbidden before him a vision of Momaya, the skewer through the septum of her nose, her pendulous under lip sagging beneath the weight which dragged it down.
However, if a crooked nose is influenced by a proximally deflected dorsal septum, it is necessary to treat this portion of the septum directly in order to achieve a correction.
The Safe-Septum on the other hand, is radically different than a conventional septum, as shown in Figure 1.
According to research published by the New England Society of Allergy, approximately 12 million Americans suffer symptoms regularly because of a deviation, or bending, in their septum -- the cartilage and bone that separates the nostrils.
Although I am sure that the fibrin glue works to approximate flaps, I would like to point out that it appears in the article that the septum is not reconstructed--that is, removed cartilage and bone are not replaced to create a rigid septum.
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We describe the case of a patient with a chondrosarcoma of the posterior nasal septum that was resected endoscopically.
A telescopic examination revealed an upper nasal airway obstruction that was caused by a marked superior deviation of the nasal septum on both sides and hypertrophy of the superior turbinates (figure, A).
The patient complained of nasal obstruction, and endoscopy revealed a significant bilateral bulging of the septum (figure, A and B).
Stammberger mentioned that only three patients had polyps originating in the posterior nasal septum.
These sheets maintain their shape and can be secured in position by suturing them to the nasal septum.