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foramen

play
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 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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