Pronunciation: sep'tum, -ti, -ta
- A thin wall dividing two cavities or masses of softer tissue.
- In fungi, a wall; usually a cross-wall in a hypha.
- In nasal anatomy, the sagittal partition dividing the nasal airways, formed by the vomerine crest, quadrilateral cartilage, and perpendicular plate of the ethmoid, and covered by mucoperichondrium and mucoperiosteum.
See: septal area, transparent septum
[L. saeptum, a partition]
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