septum

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin sēptum (enclosure, wall, fence).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈsɛp.təm/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛptəm

Noun[edit]

septum (plural septa)

  1. (biology) A wall separating two cavities; a partition.
    Synonym: dissepiment
    1. (anatomy) Ellipsis of nasal septum: the cartilaginous center wall of the nose separating the two nostrils.
      • 2002, Springhouse, Illustrated Manual of Nursing Practice, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, page 1158:
        Deviated septum, a shift from the midline that commonly occurs in normal growth, is present in most adults.
    2. (anatomy) Either of the two walls that separate the atria or ventricles of the heart into left and right chambers.
    3. (botany) A partition that separates the cells of a fruit.
    4. (mycology) A partition that separates the cells of a (septated) fungus.
    5. (zoology) One of the radial calcareous plates of a coral.
    6. (zoology) One of the transverse partitions dividing the shell of a mollusk, or of a rhizopod, into several chambers.
    7. (zoology) One of the transverse partitions dividing the body cavity of an annelid.
  2. (colloquial) Ellipsis of septum ring or septum piercing.
    Look, I got a new septum!

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sēptum n (genitive sēptī); second declension

  1. Alternative form of saeptum.

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English: septum