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Septum \Sep"tum\, n.; pl. Septa. [L. septum, saeptum, an inclosure, hedge, fence, fr. sepire, saepire, to hedge in, inclose.]

  1. A wall separating two cavities; a partition; as, the nasal septum.

  2. (Bot.) A partition that separates the cells of a fruit.

  3. (Zo["o]l.)

    1. One of the radial calcareous plates of a coral.

    2. One of the transverse partitions dividing the shell of a mollusk, or of a rhizopod, into several chambers. See Illust. under Nautilus.

    3. One of the transverse partitions dividing the body cavity of an annelid.


n. (plural of septum English)

  1. n. (anatomy) a dividing partition between two tissues or cavities

  2. a partition or wall especially in an ovary

  3. [also: septa (pl)]


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Septa may refer to:

  • The plural of septum, in anatomy, a wall of tissue dividing a cavity (e.g., in the nose)
  • Septa (gastropod), a gastropod genus in the family Ranellidae
  • Septa (coral), stony ridges forming part of the corallites of corals
  • SEPTA, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
Septa (gastropod)

Septa is a genus of small to large predatory sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Ranellidae, the tritons. It was previously considered as a subgenus of Cymatium.

Usage examples of "septa".

She prays with her septa, reads with her cousin Elinor, sings with her cousin Alla, sews with her cousin Megga.

Little Myrcella Baratheon stood with her septa and Ser Arys of the Kingsguard, sweltering in his white-enameled scales.

Her mother had been a septa, and Tyene had an air of almost otherworldy innocence about her.

The two of them were of a height, but she could not look him in the eye, nor say the simple words her septa had taught her.

Myrcella had her maids and Septa Eglantine as well, and Prince Trystane was attended by his sworn shield, Ser Gascoyne of the Greenblood.

Megga sent one septa crashing into the candles and set her robe afire.

Last night I confessed to Septa Unella that I wished to scratch her eyes out.

Inside the cell three silent sisters held her down as a septa named Scolera stripped her bare.

No wine appeared, only Septa Unella, making her hourly visit to ask if the queen was ready to confess.

Though the outcome of this preposterous test would have a significant bearing on future relations between the Ildiran Empire and the Terran Hanseatic League, the Adar had brought only a septa, a group of seven warliners.

The ceremonial septa of warliners had returned from Oncier after having observed the astonishing Klikiss Torch.

The crowd suddenly cheered in the stands as a septa of streamers raced across the sky, fast arrowhead-shaped vessels roaring in a tight triangle.

Though he knew the rest of the septa loomed overhead in orbit, they seemed far away.

The remaining five battleships were grounded for servicing and restocking at the plaza spaceport so that the septa would be ready to return to Ildira within a day.

When the septa took up stations in orbit, the Heald Designate cheered him.