sep·​tal | \ ˈsep-tᵊl How to pronounce septal (audio) \

Definition of septal

: of or relating to a septum

Examples of septal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He was also diagnosed with pulmonary valve stenosis, multiple ventricular septal defects and other genetic anomalies. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'He came here for a reason': After her infant son died, a nursing professor started raising funds to fight what killed him," 11 Aug. 2020 Avery was born with multiple ventricular septal defects, which means there are numerous holes in the wall that separate the two lower chambers of her heart, Fox News reports. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Two-Month-Old Baby Awaiting Life-Saving Heart Transplant in Georgia," 19 Apr. 2018 He was taken to a hospital and diagnosed with a displaced nasal bone, nasal septal fractures and mild traumatic brain injury. Pioneer Press, Twin Cities, "Former Minneapolis police officer charged with kicking suspect in face," 15 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of septal

circa 1847, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of septal was circa 1847

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“Septal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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sep·​tal | \ ˈsep-tᵊl How to pronounce septal (audio) \

Medical Definition of septal

: of or relating to a septum septal defects

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