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septum

1. Biology anatomy a dividing partition between two tissues or cavities
2. a dividing partition or membrane between two cavities in a mechanical device

septum

[′sep·təm]
(biology)
A partition or dividing wall between two cavities.
(electromagnetism)
A metal plate placed across a waveguide and attached to the walls by highly conducting joints; the plate usually has one or more windows, or irises, designed to give inductive, capacitive, or resistive characteristics.

septum

1. A low wall or balustrade which divided the nave of the ancient basilican church into a middle section (for the clergy) and two side sections (for the laity).
2. A low wall around a tomb.
3. The enclosure of the Holy Table made by the altar rails in a church.
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The interlobular septae outline the secondary pulmonary lobule and represent the HRCT equivalent of Kerley B lines.
On CT, this tumor characteristically contains regions of fat density, separated by septae of soft tissue density, and does not enhance following contrast administration.
First, the laser cuts the septae (connective tissue) that pulls on the skin - otherwise known as "valleys".
Microscopically on low power, chordomas show a distinct lobularity, with fibroblast-rich fibrous septae.
Gray-scale ultrasound (US) imaging performed with a 12-MHz linear array transducer (HDI 3000, Advanced Technologies Limited, Bothell, WA) revealed a cystic mass with multiple septae in the scrotum (Figure 1).
In cellulite, subcutaneous fat cells swell and push upwards while the septae act as an anchor to pull the epidermis downward to form the classic cellulite dimple lesion.
In addition, there are signs of impaired alveolarization, such as thickened alveolar interstitial septae, a simplified alveolar pattern, and regenerative hyperplastic type II pneumocytes (1,2) (Figure 4).
12) Fibrous septae in normal testes can mimic the foci of TM, but normal septae disappear when scanned at a 90[degrees] angle.
Cellulaze uses a proprietary SideLight 3D[TM] side-firing technology to target the causes of cellulite beneath the skin: herniated pockets of fat, stiffened septae and thin skin.
On the cyst wall and septae, a distinctive ovariantype stroma composed of densely packed spindle cells with sparse cytoplasm and uniform, elongated nuclei is seen (Figure 7).
On sonography, 77% were found to be small, anechoic masses with septae (Figures 8 through 11).
Unlike existing cellulite laser treatments that utilize radiofrequency or laser energy over the epidermis, this new device fights cellulite from under the skin and attacks the fibrous septae and fat cells that are the main causes of cellulite.