Definition of Nasal septum

1. Noun. A partition of bone and cartilage between the nasal cavities.

Generic synonyms: Septum
Terms within: Vomer

Definition of Nasal septum

1. Noun. (anatomy) A septum in the nose, separating the left and right airways in the nose, dividing the two nostrils. ¹

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Medical Definition of Nasal septum

1. The dividing wall that runs down the middle of the nose so that there are normally two sides to the nose, each ending in a nostril. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nasal Septum

nasal part of frontal bone
nasal part of pharynx
nasal pharynx
nasal pits
nasal placodes
nasal point
nasal polyp
nasal polyps
nasal process
nasal provocation tests
nasal reflex
nasal region
nasal ridge
nasal sacs
nasal septal cartilage
nasal septum (current term)
nasal sinus
nasal spine of frontal bone
nasal surface of maxilla
nasal surface of palatine bone
nasal twang
nasal valve
nasal venous arch
nasal venules of retina
nasal vowel
nasal vowels
nasale
nasalis
nasalis muscle
nasalisation

Literary usage of Nasal septum

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1. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1890)
"SUBMUCOUS RESECTION OF CARTILAGE IN DEVIATIONS OF THE nasal septum; A NEW OPERATION. ... THERE are cases in which simple division of the nasal septum, ..."

2. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association by American Veterinary Medical Association. (1916)
"CLINICAL AND CASE REPORTS REMOVAL OF THE nasal septum HE BEMIS, Ames, Iowa. In the interest of new and better surgical methods, I should to report upon a ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"Microscopic examination of the parts removed revealed tuberculoma of the nasal septum. Tracheotomy Cannula in a Bronchus.—The dropping of an ill-cared- for ..."

4. The Treatment of fractures: With Notes Upon a Few Common Dislocations by Charles Locke Scudder (1915)
"The nasal septum in Fracture of the Nose (Figs. 33, 34, 35, 36, 37)-—The starting of the quadrilateral cartilage of the septum at some of its bony ..."

5. The Laryngoscope by American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society (1908)
"15 69 Pedunculated Tumor Growing from Region of the Right Tonsil 726 Perforation of nasal septum, Case of Trauma or Syphilis (? ..."

6. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"As a general rule the nasal septum is not vertical, but deviates more or less to one or ... The nasal septum divides the cavity of the nose into two narrow ..."

7. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"Deflections and Distortions of the nasal septum Occurrence. ... One thousand submucous resections of the nasal septum; what I have learned in performing ..."

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