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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 SVs are seen as elongated fluid-filled structures with thin septae with low signal intensity on T1-weighted (T1W) images and high signal intensity on T2W images.
USG and CT scan of the neck revealed that thyroid tissue (33 * 38 mm) was visualised with multiple cysts, having few septae and chunky calcifications near the right sternoclavicular junction (Fig.
The shell wall near the spondylium is composed of three variously altered sublayers: the 55 [micro]m thick inner sublayer of cubical granules (this sublayer also separates lateral septae from the shell wall) (Fig.
1) The tumor cells can be spindled, plasmacytoid, or polygonal and are separated by thin fibrovascular septae (Figure 1, C and D).
Infected ducts may contain debris or septae (Figure 3).
5 Focal expansion of interlobar septae 1 Diffuse expansion of interlobar septae 1.
An unusual case of a calcified gallbladder with a septae is presented.
Morphologic indexing of the adnexal masses was performed using the Sassone score based on the visualization of inner wall structure and wall thickness, septae, solid parts and echogenicity.
The collections had multiple non enhancing septae within them.
Schmidt-Neilsen (1979) and Norman (2000) report that delicate calcareous pillars separate these laminar layers, but in Sepia apama this appears to be achieved by a radial arrangement of closely spaced septae running perpendicular to the laminar layers (Fig.
2016); distal portion of the pedicel dilated and cup shaped, hereafter called cupular pedicel; calyx often truncate and entirely surrounding the ovary; corolla slender, tubular, to 10+ cm in length, the tube formed by six free but marginally interlocking petals which are brightly colored (red, orange or yellow); and six epipetalous stamens with dorsifixed anthers that are either tetrasporangiate and longitudinally dehiscent, or each theca secondarily divided by transverse septae and apparently dehiscent through numerous apertures.