vertebral foramen

noun

Definition of vertebral foramen

anatomy
: the thick, cylindrical, anterior part of a vertebra that bears the weight of the head and trunk, is attached to and articulates with an adjacent vertebral body by an intervertebral disk, and encloses the front part of the vertebral foramen

First Known Use of vertebral foramen

1828

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vertebral foramen

noun

medical Definition of vertebral foramen

: the opening formed by a neural arch through which the spinal cord passes

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