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noun, plural septa
[sep-tuh] /ˈsɛp tə/ (Show IPA). Biology.
a dividing wall, membrane, or the like, in a plant or animal structure; dissepiment.
noun (pl) -ta (-tə)
(biology, anatomy) a dividing partition between two tissues or cavities
a dividing partition or membrane between two cavities in a mechanical device

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

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

The septum pellucidum.

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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