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septa

[sep-tuh] /ˈsɛp tə/
noun
1.
plural of septum.

septum

[sep-tuh m] /ˈsɛp təm/
noun, plural septa
[sep-tuh] /ˈsɛp tə/ (Show IPA).
Biology
1.
a dividing wall, membrane, or the like, in a plant or animal structure; dissepiment.
Origin
1710-1720
1710-20; < Latin sēptum, variant of saeptum enclosure, noun use of neuter of saeptus (past participle of saepīre to fence); akin to saepēs hedge, fence
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Examples from the web for septa
  • From the cords the seminiferous tubules are developed, and between them connective-tissue septa extend.
  • They typically bear four-chambered nuts with thick nutshells and septa.
British Dictionary definitions for septa

septa

/ˈsɛptə/
noun
1.
the plural of septum

septum

/ˈsɛptəm/
noun (pl) -ta (-tə)
1.
(biology, anatomy) a dividing partition between two tissues or cavities
2.
a dividing partition or membrane between two cavities in a mechanical device
Word Origin
C18: from Latin saeptum wall, from saepīre to enclose; related to Latin saepēs a fence
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Word Origin and History for septa

septum

n.

"partition between the nostrils," 1690s, Modern Latin, from Latin saeptum "a fence, enclosure, partition," from neuter past participle of saepire "to hedge in," from saepes "hedge, fence." Related: Septal.

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septa in Medicine

septum sep·tum (sěp'təm)
n. pl. sep·ta (-tə)

  1. A thin partition or membrane dividing two cavities or soft masses of tissue in an organism.

  2. The septum pellucidum.

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septa in Science
septum
  (sěp'təm)   
Plural septa
A thin wall or membrane that separates two parts or structures in an organism. Septae separate the chambers of the heart and subdivide the hyphae of some fungi.
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Related Abbreviations for septa

SEPTA

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
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