foramen magnum

noun fo·ra·men mag·num \ fə-ˌrā-mən-ˈmag-nəm \

Definition of foramen magnum

: the opening in the skull through which the spinal cord passes to become the medulla oblongata

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Origin and Etymology of foramen magnum

New Latin, literally, large opening


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foramen magnum

noun foramen mag·num \ -ˈmag-nəm \

medical Definition of foramen magnum

: the opening in the skull through which the spinal cord passes to become the medulla oblongata

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