septa definition by Webster's New World
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septa definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Plural of septum.
Variant of septum
noun pl. septums or septa
Biol. a thin wall, membrane, etc. that separates two cavities or two masses of tissue, as in the nose or in a fruit
Origin: Modern Latin ; from Classical Latin enclosure, hedge ; from saepire, to enclose, fence ; from saepes, a hedge ; from Indo-European base *saip-, hedge fence from source Classical Greek haimos, thicket