noun, plural sep·ta [sep-tuh] /ˈsɛp tə/. Biology.
Origin of septum
Examples from the Web for septum
Contemporary Examples of 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
Historical Examples of septum
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.
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.