noun, plural sep·ta [sep-tuh] /ˈsɛp tə/. Biology.
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|Kevin Fallon|July 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Endochondral ossification first appears dorsally in the vertical part of the septum at the level of the internal nares.
It is not possible from transverse sections to determine for certain whether the septum spoken of is complete.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1|Francis Maitland Balfour
The pituitary body still opens into the mouth, though the septum between the mouth and the throat is broken through.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume IV (of 4)|Francis Maitland Balfour
Then they pierced the septum of the nose of those who were about to run, for four at a time; when four had been pierced, they ran.Seven Mohave Myths|A. L. Kroeber
Septiferous, sep-tif′e-rus, adj. having a septum or septa, septate.
British Dictionary definitions for septum
noun plural -ta (-tə)
Word Origin for septum
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.