septum


sep·tum

noun \ˈsep-təm\
plural sep·ta \-tə\

Definition of SEPTUM

:  a dividing wall or membrane especially between bodily spaces or masses of soft tissue — compare dissepiment

Origin of SEPTUM

New Latin, from Latin saeptum enclosure, fence, wall, from saepire to fence in, from saepes fence, hedge
First Known Use: 1698

sep·tum

noun \ˈsep-təm\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural sep·ta \-tə\

Medical Definition of SEPTUM

: a dividing wall or membrane especially between bodily spaces or masses of soft tissue: as a : nasal septum b : crural septum

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