septum

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abnormal shift in location of the nasal septum; a common condition causing obstruction of the nasal passages and difficulty in breathing and recurrent nosebleeds deviated nasal septum
congenital abnormality in the septum between the left and right sides of the heart septal defect
division or partitioning of a cavity into parts by a septum septation
surgical removal of all or part of a septum (especially the nasal septum or atrial septum) septectomy
common congenital heart defect; an abnormal opening in the septum dividing the ventricles allows blood to pass directly from the left to the right ventricle; large openings may cause congestive heart failure ventricular septal defect
thin trapezoidal bone of the skull forming the posterior and inferior parts of the nasal septum vomer
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