foramen


fo·ra·men

noun \fə-ˈrā-mən\
plural fo·ram·i·na \-ˈra-mə-nə\ or fo·ra·mens \-ˈrā-mənz\

Definition of FORAMEN

:  a small opening, perforation, or orifice :  fenestra
fo·ram·i·nal \fə-ˈra-mə-nəl\ or fo·ram·i·nous \-mə-nəs\ adjective

Origin of FORAMEN

Latin foramin-, foramen, from forare to bore — more at bore
First Known Use: 1671

fo·ra·men

noun \fə-ˈrā-mən\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural fo·ram·i·na \-ˈram-ə-nə\ or fo·ra·mens \-ˈrā-mənz\

Medical Definition of FORAMEN

: a small opening, perforation, or orifice : fenestra 1
fo·ram·i·nal \fə-ˈram-ən-əl\ adjective

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