Septum Definition

sĕptəm
septa, septums
noun
A thin wall, membrane, etc. that separates two cavities or two masses of tissue, as in the nose or in a fruit.
Webster's New World

(zoology) One of the radial calcareous plates of a coral.

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Other Word Forms of Septum

Noun

Singular:
septum
Plural:
septa, septums

Origin of Septum

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

    From Wiktionary

  • 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

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