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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 paper focuses on modifying deviated septums which is common in the Arab world.
It should not be used for chronic conditions like seasonal or persistent allergies, for breathing obstruction caused by a deviated septum and nasal turbinate hypertrophy or for a common syndrome called vasomotor rhinitis, an innate hypersensitivity to irritants like chemicals, pollutants or cold air.
The op, to correct a deviated septum, allowed her to breathe more easily.
Mr Miliband revealed in April that he suffered from sleep apnoea, which interrupts breathing during sleep, made worse by a deviated septum in his nose.
A spokeswoman for the Labour leader said yesterday: "Ed Miliband had an operation this morning to correct a deviated septum in order to help with his sleep apnoea.
A spokeswoman for the Labour leader said that 'Miliband had an operation this morning to correct a deviated septum in order to help him with his sleep apnoea.
His spokesman said: "On medical advice he is having a routine operation to correct the deviated septum at the end of July with the NHS.
A poorly set break to the nose can lead to a deviated septum - the bone and cartilage that separates the nostrils - leading to continual irritation, infections and facial pain.
THE sensible thing to do would be to wait it out, but Rob Vickerman is not about to let a deviated septum get in the way of Newcastle Falcons progress.
Health care giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has identified several reasons behind this condition, in particular nasal congestion and deviated septum.
GSK has identified the major reasons behind this condition, in particular nasal congestion and deviated septum.
Monday as doctors corrected a deviated septum, which Contador had injured following a crash at the Giro d'Italia last May.