Septum
Septum Sep"tum, n.; pl. {Septa}. [L. septum, saeptum, an inclosure, hedge, fence, fr. sepire, saepire, to hedge in, inclose.] 1. A wall separating two cavities; a partition; as, the nasal septum. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) A partition that separates the cells of a fruit. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) (a) One of the radial calcareous plates of a coral. (b) One of the transverse partitions dividing the shell of a mollusk, or of a rhizopod, into several chambers. See Illust. under {Nautilus}. (c) One of the transverse partitions dividing the body cavity of an annelid. [1913 Webster]


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  • septum — [ sɛptɔm ] n. m. • v. 1560; mot lat. « cloison » ♦ Anat., zool. Cloison séparant deux cavités (d un organe, d un organisme). Septum nasal. Septum interventriculaire, interauriculaire du cœur. Adj. SEPTAL, ALE, AUX . ● septum nom masculin (latin… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • septum — sèptum m DEFINICIJA anat. pregrada što u tijelu dijeli dvije šupljine, dijelove organa i sl. [nosni septum] ETIMOLOGIJA lat. septum, saeptum …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • septum — septum. См. септа. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Septum — (lat), Scheidewand, z. B. S. narium, Nasenscheidewand …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Septum — Septum, lat., in der Anatomie Scheidewand zwischen 2 Höhlen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • septum — partition between the nostrils, 1690s, Mod.L., from L. saeptum a fence, from neut. pp. of saepire to hedge in, from saepes hedge, fence …   Etymology dictionary

  • septum — ► NOUN (pl. septa) chiefly Anatomy & Biology ▪ a partition separating two chambers, such as that between the nostrils or the chambers of the heart. ORIGIN Latin, from sepire enclose …   English terms dictionary

  • septum — [sep′təm] n. pl. septums or septa [sep′tə] [ModL < L, enclosure, hedge < saepire, to enclose, fence < saepes, a hedge < IE base * saip , hedge fence > Gr haimos, thicket] Biol. a thin wall, membrane, etc. that separates two… …   English World dictionary

  • Septum — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Septum », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Un septum (haie, cloison ou paroi en latin)… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Septum — A septum (Latin: something that encloses ; plural Septa) is a partition separating two cavities or spaces. Examples include: *Nasal septum: the cartilage wall separating the nostrils of the human nose. Often deviated or perforated through… …   Wikipedia

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