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Meaning of SEPTUM

Pronunciation:  'septum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  (anatomy) dividing partition between two tissues or cavities
  2. [n]  a partition or wall especially in an ovary
 

SEPTUM is a 6 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: body part, nasal septum, plant organ

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sep"tum\, n.; pl. {Septa}. [L. septum, saeptum, an
inclosure, hedge, fence, fr. sepire, saepire, to hedge in,
inclose.]
1. A wall separating two cavities; a partition; as, the nasal
   septum.

2. (Bot.) A partition that separates the cells of a fruit.

3. (Zo["o]l.)
   (a) One of the radial calcareous plates of a coral.
   (b) One of the transverse partitions dividing the shell of
       a mollusk, or of a rhizopod, into several chambers.
       See Illust. under {Nautilus}.
   (c) One of the transverse partitions dividing the body
       cavity of an annelid.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: the muscle wall that divides the heart chambers.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A partition.
 

 

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