intervertebral foramen

noun

Definition of intervertebral foramen

anatomy : an opening on the left and right side of the spinal column between vertebrae that is formed by a superior and inferior notch in the pedicles (see pedicle sense 3) of contiguous vertebrae and gives passage to the spinal nerves from the spinal canal Exiting from these intervertebral foramina are nerves which control many body functions, including the digestive, endocrine, vascular or circulatory, muscular, and respiratory or pulmonary systems.— Chester A. Wilk

First Known Use of intervertebral foramen

circa 1849, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of intervertebral foramen was circa 1849

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“Intervertebral foramen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/intervertebral%20foramen. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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intervertebral foramen

noun
plural intervertebral foramina also intervertebral foramens

Medical Definition of intervertebral foramen

: any of the openings on the left and right side of the spinal column between vertebrae that is formed by a superior and inferior notch in the pedicles of contiguous vertebrae and gives passage to the spinal nerves from the spinal canal Exiting from these intervertebral foramina are nerves which control many body functions, including the digestive, endocrine, vascular or circulatory, muscular, and respiratory or pulmonary systems.— Chester A. Wilk

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