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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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Morphological characteristics of teeth (n) (TN), septa (n) (SN), septa space (SS), free septa (SF), and distances between centers of calcification (DC) were informative for distinguishing between the three species (Fig.
5) and Boyne and James (3) stated the presence, location, shape, number and size of septa in the maxillary sinus, especially the inferior wall, increase the risk of sinus membrane perforation during sinus floor elevation procedures (8-12).
The post conditioning processes that are performed by septa manufacturers are done to bake out volatile compounds such as these and siloxanes, which are inherent in silicone rubber.
Accordingly, SEPTA established and implemented an oversight program to ensure maximum safety and security of its passengers, employees, and the public and to protect SEPTA property from loss or damage.
So if the cost of medical care on a fee-per-service basis comes in under the fixed rate, SEPTA and the TPA split the difference.
In Part III, this Comment analyzes how the designated public forum doctrine might have been applied in the SEPTA scenario, and more broadly, how it should apply in situations where a government agency has teamed up with a private newspaper in exclusive distribution deals.
SEPTA counters that the papers are just worried about losing ad dollars to Metro, a free tabloid designed for a quick read.
At issue is the distribution of Metro allegedly in violation of SEPTA's own rules governing where newspapers, free or paid, may be circulated within the SEPTA system of buses, trains, trolleys and subways, says Michael Schwartz, an attorney with Dechert, Price and Rhoads, a Philadelphia law firm representing the plaintiffs.
Conventional septa are flat, made of a pliable, rubber-like material, and are often supported on one or both sides by a flat metal screen.
The formation of two septa -- the primum and the secundum -- divides the atria into left and right sides.
An appeal by SEPTA to the full, 11-justice Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit to hear the case was unanimously rejected on August 6, 1998 -- lightning fast for a judicial process.