from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Plural of septum.

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  • n. Plural form of septum.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Plural of septum.


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  • The columns, separated by vertical connective bands called septa, act like stitches in a quilt: they pull down on the skin, causing it to pucker, even as the fat puffs out like stuffing.

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  • These columns are technically called septa; and La Cepede calculates that two hundred and forty transverse membranes are packed in each inch, thereby giving to an electric eel eight feet in length an organ cavity of two hundred and forty-six square feet -- an enormous extent, as may be supposed, of electricity producing surface.

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  • Muscular walls, called septa or septum, divide the heart into two sides and keep the two kinds of blood from mixing.

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  • Her character of Septa Mordane is a septa priestess in the service of House Stark, responsible for the education and comportment of Lord Eddard's two daughters.

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  • Playn, unadorned Ingerlish iz purrfectlee ack septa bull.

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  • The septa is doing no more than is her duty, though gods know you have made it a struggle for the poor woman.

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  • Nowhere is this more true than China, where the country's most effective political activists are a generation of septa - and octogenarians.

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  • Both are noninvasive and help loosen the septa and improve circulation, say the two dermatologists who tested the devices for regulators.

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  • Most leaves about 1/2 an inch long; leaflets 1 to 2 inches long; flowers unknown; capsule with the wings added about 1/2 an inch long, shining, reddish; valves ceding from the septa; ripe seeds unknown.

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  • The nasal septa of men and women might have been pierced, but probably would have held a round stone insert.

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