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 One of the pivotal moments came shortly after his birth: doctors telling Nik and his wife, Patty, that Chris had Down syndrome and ventricular septal defect — a hole in his heart. Christopher Brito, CBS News, 8 Oct. 2021 Some even had atrial septal defects—holes in their hearts. Craig Pittman, Scientific American, 1 Sep. 2021 The catheters are used to enlarge an existing atrial septal defect as a treatment option for patients with cyanotic congenital heart defects. Paul Walsh, Star Tribune, 4 Nov. 2020 Wasfy described seeing ventricular septal defects in the intensive care unit this summer, which can occur when a heart attack goes untreated, resulting in a hole in the heart. Lauren Mascarenhas, CNN, 26 Oct. 2020 He was also diagnosed with pulmonary valve stenosis, multiple ventricular septal defects and other genetic anomalies. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 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, 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, 15 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of septal

1824, in the meaning defined above

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10 Oct 2021

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“Septal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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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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