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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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Near one extremity of the cylindrical part, a green septum, formed of granular matter, and thickest in the middle, may generally be seen.
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.
Debido a lo senalado anteriormente, se analiza en este trabajo el significado original del termino Septum, advirtiendo acerca de su inconsistente traduccion al espanol como Tabique, termino de raiz linguistica arabe y que es ampliamente utilizado para designar una serie de estructuras anatomicas cuyo nombre de origen es Septum (Tabla I); pero, cuya, debida traduccion al espanol debiera ser Septo, que es linguisticamente la expresion de la raiz latina de Septum.
"Bolgerisation" (creating matched mucosal abrasions between the MT and septum) results in permanent adhesions between the MT and septum, potentially compromising olfaction and permanently disrupting nasal airflow dynamics [7].
This malformation more frequently courses with a uterus didelphys with partial vaginal duplication forming a transverse septum and obstruction of menstrual flow in this hemivagina associated with the ipsilateral renal agenesis.
[1] Septate uterus with cervical duplication and longitudinal vaginal septum is a rare Mullerian anomaly, hence its true incidence is not known.
Absence of the septum pellucidum is a congenital defect with a wide spectrum of clinical presentations depending, in part, on whether it occurs with other brain abnormalities.
The images demonstrate focal anterior outpouching of the membranous portion of the interventricular septum, into the right ventricle, just caudal to the right coronary cusp measuring 1.7 cm by 2.6 cm by 1.2 cm.
The micromorphology analysis, particularly examination of the septum wall (shape of teeth, granulation, and columella) was conducted with a SEM (model XL-30 ESEM; Phillips, Amsterdam, the Netherlands), according to methodology established by Budd et al.
Transverse vaginal septum is a rare condition that results from incomplete fusion between the vaginal components of the mullerian ducts and the urogenital sinus.
Hence, the case was diagnosed as a case of obstructive dystocia due to presence of vaginal septum and band.
It was felt that the patient had a serpiginous dissection of the infarcted inferior septum (Figure 1(d), Video 4), which took on the appearance of a pseudoaneurysm on echocardiography.