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foramen

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noun fo·ra·men \fə-ˈrā-mən\

Definition of foramen

plural

foramina

play \-ˈra-mə-nə\ or

foramens

play \-ˈrā-mənz\
  1. :  a small opening, perforation, or orifice :  fenestra

foraminal

play \fə-ˈra-mə-nəl\ or

foraminous

play \-mə-nəs\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of foramen

Latin foramin-, foramen, from forare to bore — more at bore


First Known Use: 1671


Medical Dictionary

foramen

play
noun fo·ra·men \fə-ˈrā-mən\

Medical Definition of foramen

plural

foramina

\-ˈram-ə-nə\play or

foramens

\-ˈrā-mənz\play
  1. :  a small opening, perforation, or orifice :  fenestra 1

foraminal

\fə-ˈram-ən-əl\play adjective



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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of foramen Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about foramen


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