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A septum, in general, is a wall separating two cavities. The word is Latin and literally means "something that encloses". The term is most commonly used in anatomy and biology:
  • the septum nasi, or simply septum, is the cartilage wall separating the two nostrils
  • the interventricular septum is the wall separating the two halves of the heart
  • the septum is also a dividing structure in the brain

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