vertebral foramen

noun

Definition of vertebral foramen

anatomy
: the opening in a vertebra that is formed by a neural arch and back portion of a vertebral body and through which the spinal cord passes

Note: Successive vertebral foramina make up the spinal canal.

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1828, in the meaning defined above

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“Vertebral foramen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vertebral%20foramen. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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vertebral foramen

noun
plural vertebral foramina also vertebral foramens

Medical Definition of vertebral foramen

: the opening in a vertebra that is formed by a neural arch and back portion of a vertebral body and through which the spinal cord passes

Note: Successive vertebral foramina make up the spinal canal.

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