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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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Chanel Murrish, now one, was diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome with intact atrial septum at her mum's 20-week scan.
Chanel Murrish, now one, was diagnosed with a rare condition - hypoplastic left heart syndrome with intact atrial septum - at her mum Fay's 20-week scan.
Scarlett, of Pallister Park, Middlesbrough, was born by Caesarean section on July 13 suffering from hypoplastic left heart syndrome with an intact atrial septum - a rare combination which means only half her heart was operating.
Two smaller, immobile masses attached to the atrial septum were also seen, which most likely represented atrial thrombi.
9 X 4 cm in the right atrium with attachment to the atrial septum, obstructing the right ventricular inflow (Figure 1).
However, in Ian's case, the hole in the atrial septum was missing, and the oxygen-carrying blood was sealed off completely and unable to get out to the body.
This much left axis deviation of the P wave is unusual in atrioventricular septal defect limited to the lowermost portion of the atrial septum, so-called ostium primum atrial septal defect (1, 2), but often is found when the entire atrial septum is missing (3, 4).
Jude Medical's unique AF Suppression(TM) algorithm significantly reduced atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with a history of AF and that even better results can be obtained with placement of the atrial lead in the low atrial septum.
Salient features of the echocardiogram were a huge right atrium with the atrial septum bulging into the much smaller left atrium and an enormous right ventricle that was moderately hypokinetic (Figure 2).
A fine needle, followed by a wire with a pre-loaded balloon was gently pushed into the left atrium and through the atrial septum to deflate the high pressures causing the atrium to distend with the blocked blood flow.
Conduction delay at the atrial septum may persist beyond secundum ASD closure due to atrial septal stretching and may contribute to the long-term atrial arrhythmia substrate in this condition (18).