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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The pulpy matter of the internal coating suddenly grouped itself into lines, some of which assumed a form radiating from a common centre; it then continued, with an irregular and rapid movement, to contract itself, so that in the course of a second the whole was united into a perfect little sphere, which occupied the position of the septum at one end of the now quite hollow case.
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.
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.
No defect is seen in the muscular portion of the interventricular septum.
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.
Regardless of the problems associated with caudal septal deviations, while correcting it the difficulty in dealing with caudal deviation lies in the fact that deviated caudal septum also has a C shaped deviation2.
INTRODUCTION: Nasal septum has a decisive influence on the form and function of the nose.
Diagnostic endoscopy confirmed the aforesaid findings, and computed tomography (CT) delineated a soft-tissue mass arising from the septum in the anterior aspect of the right nasal cavity, anterior to the inferior turbinate.
The development of inter-ventricular septum completed at day 7 of development in chick embryo.