septal

adjective

sep·​tal ˈsep-tᵊl How to pronounce septal (audio)
: of or relating to a septum

Examples of septal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Myers shared a photo of her son's hospital room on Instagram Friday, revealing that the 5-month-old has successfully made it through surgery to treat his ventricular septal defect (VSD). Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 23 Feb. 2024 Hassan was born with a very large hole between the ventricles of her heart, called a VSD (ventricular septal defect), according to her surgeon, Dr. Timothy Pettitt from Children’s Hospital New Orleans. Melissa Rudy, Fox News, 31 Oct. 2023 Madelyn was born with a ventricular septal defect, a hole in her heart. David Begnaud, CBS News, 11 Apr. 2023 Instead of the brainstem, where Jim was aiming, his electrode ended up roughly in the septal area of the brain, likely in something called the nucleus accumbens. Carol Sutton Lewis, Scientific American, 6 Apr. 2023 Our clinical team has carefully reviewed and re-reviewed Decker's case, our medical policies, and the medical literature regarding use of AEDs for atrial septal defects. David Begnaud, CBS News, 1 Sep. 2022 While the dollar amounts were modest, those who donated more ($80 versus $20) showed a small but significant bump of activity in the brain’s septal region, an area strongly associated with social affiliation and attachment. Kristin Ohlson, Discover Magazine, 15 Sep. 2011 But Decker was born with congenital heart defects — specifically, an atrioventricular septal defect and pulmonary stenosis. David Begnaud, CBS News, 1 Sep. 2022 And the ventricular septal defect is a hole in the heart. Darcel Rockett, chicagotribune.com, 8 Feb. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1824, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of septal was in 1824

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“Septal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/septal. Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

septal

adjective
sep·​tal ˈsep-tᵊl How to pronounce septal (audio)
: of or relating to a septum
septal defects
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