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 vertebral canal.

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1828, in the meaning defined above

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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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