Septum meaning

sĕptəm
A thin partition or membrane that divides two cavities or soft masses of tissue in an organism.

The nasal septum; the atrial septum of the heart.

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A thin wall, membrane, etc. that separates two cavities or two masses of tissue, as in the nose or in a fruit.
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A thin partition or membrane that divides two cavities or soft masses of tissue in an organism.

The nasal septum; the atrial septum of the heart.

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A thin wall or membrane that separates two parts or structures in an organism. Septae separate the chambers of the heart and subdivide the hyphae of some fungi.
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(anatomy) A wall separating two cavities; a partition; as, the nasal septum.
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(botany) A partition that separates the cells of a fruit.
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(mycology) A partition that separates the cells of a (septated) fungus.
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(zoology) One of the radial calcareous plates of a coral.
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(zoology) One of the transverse partitions dividing the shell of a mollusk, or of a rhizopod, into several chambers.
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(zoology) One of the transverse partitions dividing the body cavity of an annelid.
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Origin of septum

  • New Latin sēptum from Latin saeptum partition from neuter past participle of saepīre to enclose from saepēs fence

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin sÄ“ptum, alternative form of saeptum (“enclosure, hedge, fence"), from saeptus, perfect passive participle of saepiō (“hedge in, enclose").

    From Wiktionary