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Definition of Nasal septum

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Nasal septum: The dividing wall that runs down the middle of the nose, separating the two nasal 'cavities, each of which ends in a nostril. The nasal septum is composed of bone, cartilage, and 'membranes.

Reviewed on 12/11/2018

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