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1. Angustiseptate
In botany terminology, describes a plant part which has narrow partitions. Compare latiseptate .

2. Cardiac echo
Also known as cardiac ultrasound; this is used to diagnose in real time, the movement of valves and the walls of the heart during a cardiac cycle. Vavular stenosis and regurgitation, septal defects between the chambers, ventricular dyskinesia and growth of myxoma (a type of cancer) can be diagnosed.

3. Holt-Oram syndrome (heart-hand syndrome)
An inherited type of heart disease where there are defects in the internal walls (septa) between the atrium and ventricle chambers of the heart. Holt-Oram syndrome is dominant (requires only one copy in the genome to be expressed) and is often associated with skeletal deformities such as abnormally short forearms or thumbs.

4. Latiseptate
With broad partitions.

5. Microplasmodesmata
Fine pores occuring in the septa of certain filamentous prokaryote s, such as actinomycetes and cyanobacterial trichome s. These pores are used for communication (exchange of metabolites) between two adjacent cells which are separated by septa.

6. Septate
Divided internally by partitions.

7. Septifragal
Of the dehiscence of a fruit, when the valves or backs of the carpel s break away leaving the septa intact.

8. Septum (pl. septa)
A partition.

9. Trichome
A trichome is a row of cells which have remained attached to one another following successive cell divisions. The cells in the trichome are usually separated by septa but some of the adjacent cells can communicate with one another via small pores (microplasmodesmata) which are not found in a simple chain of bacterial cells such as chains of streptococci . The cells of a trichome may or may not be covered by a common sheath. Trichomes are formed by many cyanobacteria and e.g. by species of Beggiatoa.

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