- a dividing wall, membrane, or the like, in a plant or animal structure; dissepiment.
Origin of septum
Examples from the Web for septum
His piercing azure eyes are complemented by a new addition to his appearance: a septum piercing in his nose.‘Boyhood’ Star Ellar Coltrane: An Astonishing Debut 12 Years in the Making
July 11, 2014
In the septum of the nose and in the ears they bore holes, in which they wear rings.The Western World
Septum robust with several undulations and hooked at the end.The Diatomaceae of Philadelphia and Vicinity
Charles Sumner Boyer
The spores (fig. 27) are oval, with a minute septum at one end.An Elementary Text-book of the Microscope
John William Griffith
From this septum is formed the falx cerebri and other parts.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)
Francis Maitland Balfour
In practical chemistry, the method of separating substances by diffusion through a septum of gelatinous matter.
- biology anatomy a dividing partition between two tissues or cavities
- a dividing partition or membrane between two cavities in a mechanical device
Word Origin and History for septum
"partition between the nostrils," 1690s, Modern Latin, from Latin saeptum "a fence, enclosure, partition," from neuter past participle of saepire "to hedge in," from saepes "hedge, fence." Related: Septal.
- A thin partition or membrane dividing two cavities or soft masses of tissue in an organism.
- The septum pellucidum.
- 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.