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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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An echocardiogram showed a left ventricular ejection fraction of approximately 40% with akinesis of the apex and distal two-thirds of the ventricular septum.
The ventricular septum is a sturdy tissue barrier that separates ventricles and prevents blood movement between chambers.
We report a case of isolated noncompaction of the left ventricular septum, which to the best of our knowledge has not previously been reported.
He had two types of heart defect, a large opening in the ventricular septum and lots of small abnormalities in the atrial septum," said Andrew.
Afterward, the athlete underwent transthoracic echocardiography that showed moderately severe LV hypertrophy involving both the ventricular septum and the apex, but without resting or evocate dynamic obstruction.
A linear structure was identified extending from the chordae of the anterior mitral valve leaflet to the ventricular septum just below the aortic valve annulus.
For example, closure of the ventricular septum occurs by 6 weeks post conception, so an exposure that causes a ventricular septal defect (VSD) must occur before 6 weeks.
A ventricular septal defect (VSD) is an abnormal opening across the ventricular septum generally enabling blood to flow from the left ventricle to the right ventricle.
Examples include tricuspid atresia, pulmonary atresia/intact ventricular septum and hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
Innis was instrumental in an experimental method for developing a trans-illumination of the ventricular septum in open heart surgery and the development of intraocular lenses now routinely used in cataract surgery.
These include pulmonary atresia with an intact ventricular septum, a large patent ductus arteriosus, congenital mitral stenosis, mitral regurgitation, or ventricular septal defect, tricuspid valve stenosis, right ventricular hypoplasia and pulmonary hypertension.
It's proper name is pulmonary atresia with an intact ventricular septum.

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