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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Preseptal cellulitis is characterized by swelling and redness of the orbital septum that can also spread to the upper cheek and forehead (2).
A 3-5 mm wide orbicularis muscle was removed from the anterior aspect of the tarsal plate to expose the orbital septum. Then, local anesthetic was infiltrated into the orbital septum to hydrodissect the orbital fat.
Tissue loss that involves only the anterior skin muscle lamella may be repaired, if the tissue is small and defect lies anterior to the orbital septum by allowing the defect to granulate.
Orbital cellulitis is an emergency and usually refers to infection spread into the orbital cavity behind the orbital septum. Children are more likely to have this disease than adults.
The orbital septum is a significant anatomic structure in the definition and evaluation of orbital infections.
(9) Juvederm Ultra XC was injected along the entire length of the superior sulcus deep to the orbital septum in 10 eyelids.
Though clinical presentation is variable and in many cases asymptomatic, it often depends upon classification of the periorbital cyst in relation to the bony orbital septum. (6)