septum

[ UK /sˈɛptəm/ ]
NOUN
  1. (anatomy) a dividing partition between two tissues or cavities
  2. a partition or wall especially in an ovary
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How To Use septum In A Sentence

  • This procedure consists of dividing the septum between the cervical esophagus and the diverticular pouch.
  • A septum of connective tissue separates the circular muscle layers of the pylorus and duodenum.
  • Although this has by no means been proved, yet I cannot help calling the attention of the members of this society to a fact which I think strongly bears out the said theory: While watching a gathering of _Vaucheria_ one morning when the plant was in the gonidia-forming condition (which is usually assumed a few hours after daybreak), I observed one filament, near the end of which a septum had formed precisely as in the case of ordinary filaments about to develop a spore. Scientific American Supplement, No. 460, October 25, 1884
  • The maxilla fuses with the vomer bone and the nasal septum.
  • The trachea is unbranched, and is formed by the division of the foregut by a longitudinal septum into two tubes - the trachea and the esophagus.
  • It pierces the lateral intermuscular septum, and passes between the Brachialis and Brachioradialis to the front of the lateral epicondyle, where it divides into a superficial and a deep branch. IX. Neurology. 6b. The Anterior Divisions
  • I'm prone to ear infections of the supa-special nasty kind, and they often come hand-in-hand (or cochlea in septum, or whatever) with sinus infections. October 26th, 2005
  • Those of the second layer have a less extensive course in the wall of the right ventricle, and a correspondingly greater course in the left, where they join with the superficial fibers from the anterior half of the tendon of the conus arteriosus to form the papillary muscles of the septum. V. Angiology. 4b. The Heart
  • The endocardial cushions form the lower atrial septum, the upper ventricular septum, the septal leaflet of the tricuspid valve and the anterior leaflet of the mitral valve.
  • False septums may have been put in later on which could lead to the misapprehension of a syncarpous ovary at superficial examination.
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