Plural of septum.
Variant of septum
nounpl. 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 of septumModern 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