foramen rotundum

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foramen ro·​tun·​dum | \ -rō-ˈtən-dəm How to pronounce foramen rotundum (audio) \

Medical Definition of foramen rotundum

: a circular aperture in the anterior and medial part of the greater wing of the sphenoid that gives passage to the maxillary nerve

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“Foramen rotundum.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/foramen%20rotundum. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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