noun, plural sep·ta [sep-tuh] /ˈsɛp tə/. Biology.
Origin of septum
Examples from the Web for septa
Septa Mordane (Susan Brown) is a teacher to Sansa and Arya Stark (Maisie Williams).
From this longitudinal ridge, septa, parallel to the basis, extend to nearly the extremity of the ray or double wall.A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 2 of 2)|Charles Darwin
Septiferous, sep-tif′e-rus, adj. having a septum or septa, septate.
By stage O it begins to be divided into a number of separate areas or lobes by septa formed of nucleated fibres.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1|Francis Maitland Balfour
The girdle face and apex of the valve are round, the pseudoraphe is distinct and the septa deep, but the stipe is short.
Frustule broad, with rounded angles; septa curved; valve ovate, inferior apex produced.
noun plural -ta (-tə)
Word Origin 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.