sept-, septi-, septo-
(Latin: a partition; a dividing wall between two spaces, tissues, or cavities; from saepire "to enclose, to hedge in", and from saepes, "fence, hedge")
"When the hole is in the septum (dividing wall) separating the two ventricles (lower chambers of the heart), the abnormality is known as a ventricular sepal defect; when it is in the septum between the two atria (upper chambers), it is called an atrial septal defect."
"If the septal defect hole is very large, the misdirection of blood results in a greatly reduced oxygen supply to the tissues and excessive blood flow through the lungs."
"With a large septal defect, or ventricular hole, heart failure may develop six to eight weeks after birth of the child, causing breathlessness, feeding difficulties, pallor, and sweating."
"Modern surgery is considered to be so effective in dealing with large septal defects that it now enables most people who are affected to lead normal lives."
2. Etymology: from Latin septum, "enclosure".
"Laura arranged to have a septorhinoplasty because her nose was broken in an accident so she asked a doctor to perform the facial cosmetic procedure in order to enhance the appearance of her nose during which, the nasal cartilage and bones would be modified, and if necessary, tissue would also be added."