septum

noun
sep·​tum | \ ˈsep-təm How to pronounce septum (audio) \
plural septa\ ˈsep-​tə How to pronounce septum (audio) \

Definition of septum

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

Examples of septum in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Florence Pugh is detailing her less-than-ideal experience of getting her septum pierced. Nicholas Rice, PEOPLE.com, 6 Dec. 2021 The third showcases her throwing up a peace sign with the needle straight through her septum cartilage. Gabi Thorne, Allure, 7 Dec. 2021 Snoring can also be caused by other less-serious conditions, such as nasal polyps, a crooked septum, the shape of your palate or tongue, or a cold or allergies. Washington Post, 22 Oct. 2021 Pitts was left with a concussion and fractured septum (nose). Edgar Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, 28 Oct. 2021 Glitz covered her lengthy talons, septum ring, and hoop earrings. Devon Abelman, Allure, 13 Sep. 2021 The septum piercings and lip rings might be only for the brave... or the social media-savvy. Steff Yotka, Vogue, 4 May 2021 Speaking with Vogue’s Hamish Bowles, Virginie Viard said the lip rings shown in her Chanel collection were an homage to the late, great Stella Tennant, a favorite model of Karl Lagerfeld known for her septum piercing in the ’90s. Steff Yotka, Vogue, 4 May 2021 Erivo completed the look with sky-high, silver platform heels and cream, opera-length leather gloves hitting at just above the elbow — both of which also appeared on the runway — and a collection of earrings paired with a statement septum ring. Sarah Midkiff, refinery29.com, 1 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of septum

1578, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for septum

New Latin, from Latin saeptum enclosure, fence, wall, from saepire to fence in, from saepes fence, hedge

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Last Updated

24 Dec 2021

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“Septum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/septum. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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septum

noun
sep·​tum | \ ˈsep-təm How to pronounce septum (audio) \
plural septa\ -​tə How to pronounce septum (audio) \

Medical Definition of septum

: a dividing wall or membrane especially between bodily spaces or masses of soft tissue: as

More from Merriam-Webster on septum

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about septum

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