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Definition of "septa" []

  • Plural of septum. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "septa" in a sentence
  • "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."
  • "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."
  • "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."