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Borrowed from Latin sēptum (“enclosure, wall, fence”).
septum (plural septa or septums)
- (biology) A wall separating two cavities; a partition.
- Synonym: dissepiment
- (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.
- 2008, Neil Cicierega (lyrics and music), “Modify”, in View-Monster, performed by Lemon Demon:
- Sally got a dagger hung from her septum
O'Malley cut his ears off, but wishes that he kept 'em
- (anatomy) Either of the two walls that separate the atria or ventricles of the heart into left and right chambers.
- (botany) A partition that separates the cells of a fruit.
- (mycology) A partition that separates the cells of a (septated) fungus.
- (zoology) One of the radial calcareous plates of a coral.
- (zoology) One of the transverse partitions dividing the shell of a mollusk, or of a rhizopod, into several chambers.
- (zoology) One of the transverse partitions dividing the body cavity of an annelid.
- (colloquial) Ellipsis of septum ring. or septum piercing.
- Look, I got a new septum!
(anatomy) wall separating two cavities
(mycology) partition separating the cells of a fungus
(zoology) transverse partition dividing the shell chambers of a mollusc or rhizopod
- “septum”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–2022.
- “septum”, in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
septum m (plural septums)
- “septum”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
sēptum n (genitive sēptī); second declension
- Alternative form of saeptum.
- → English: septum
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