Definition of Septum

1. Noun. (anatomy) a dividing partition between two tissues or cavities.

Generic synonyms: Partition
Specialized synonyms: Nasal Septum
Category relationships: Anatomy, General Anatomy
Derivative terms: Septal



2. Noun. A partition or wall especially in an ovary.
Generic synonyms: Plant Organ
Derivative terms: Septal

Definition of Septum

1. n. A wall separating two cavities; a partition; as, the nasal septum.

Definition of Septum

1. Noun. (anatomy) A wall separating two cavities; a partition; as, the nasal septum. ¹

2. Noun. (botany) A partition that separates the cells of a fruit. ¹

3. Noun. (zoology) One of the radial calcareous plates of a coral. ¹

4. Noun. (zoology) One of the transverse partitions dividing the shell of a mollusk, or of a rhizopod, into several chambers. ¹

5. Noun. (zoology) One of the transverse partitions dividing the body cavity of an annelid. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Septum

1. a dividing membrane or partition [n -TA or -TUMS]

Medical Definition of Septum

1. A dividing wall or partition, a general term for such a structure. The term is often used alone to refer to the septal area or to the septum pellucidum. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Septum

septs
septua-
septuagenarian
septuagenarians
septuagenaries
septuagenary
septuagesima
septuagesimal
septuagint
septuary
septula
septula of testis
septulate
septulum
septulum testis
septum (current term)
septum accessorium
septum atrioventriculare
septum bulbi urethrae
septum canalis musculotubarii
septum cervicale intermedium
septum clitoridis
septum corporum cavernosorum clitoridis
septum femorale
septum glandis
septum interalveolare
septum interatriale
septum intermedium
septum intermusculare
septum interventriculare

Literary usage of Septum

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1870)
"tatum. Beneath the corpora quadrigemina, the innermost fibres of each peduncle decussate with each other, so that some fibres from the right half of the ..."

2. Diseases of the Nose, Throat and Ear by William Lincoln Ballenger (1908)
"THE ETIOLOGY OF DEFORMITIES AND DEVIATIONS OF THE septum NASI. " THE chief cause of deviations, and probably of many other deformities of the septum, ..."

3. 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 ..."

4. The Treatment of Fractures: With Notes Upon a Few Common Dislocations by Charles Locke Scudder (1915)
"The starting of the quadrilateral cartilage of the septum at some of its bony ... The septum may be dislocated from its attachment to the superior maxilla, ..."

5. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1890)
"THERE are cases in which simple division of the nasal septum, with the use of pins to hold the divided partition properly in place, is not efficacious, ..."

6. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray, Thomas Pickering Pick (1897)
"Its outer wall is formed by the fibrous septum separating it from the inn« side of the ... by the septum crurale ; and a lower one, the saphenous opening, ..."

7. Diseases of the Nose, Throat and Ear: Medical and Surgical by William Lincoln Ballenger (1914)
"THE SURGICAL CORRECTION OF OBSTRUCTIVE MALFORMATIONS OF THE septum THERE is no cne method of correcting obstructive deviations or malformations of the ..."

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