septum

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin sēptum, alternative form of saeptum (enclosure, hedge, fence), from saeptus, perfect passive participle of saepiō (hedge in, enclose).

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Noun[edit]

septum (plural septa or septums)

  1. (anatomy) A wall separating two cavities; a partition; as, the nasal septum.
    • 2002, Springhouse, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Illustrated Manual of Nursing Practice, page 1158
      Deviated septum, a shift from the midline that commonly occurs in normal growth, is present in most adults.
  2. (botany) A partition that separates the cells of a fruit.
  3. (mycology) A partition that separates the cells of a (septated) fungus.
  4. (zoology) One of the radial calcareous plates of a coral.
  5. (zoology) One of the transverse partitions dividing the shell of a mollusk, or of a rhizopod, into several chambers.
  6. (zoology) One of the transverse partitions dividing the body cavity of an annelid.

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Noun[edit]

sēptum n (genitive sēptī); second declension

  1. Alternative form of saeptum

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative sēptum sēpta
genitive sēptī sēptōrum
dative sēptō sēptīs
accusative sēptum sēpta
ablative sēptō sēptīs
vocative sēptum sēpta