sacral foramen

noun

Medical Definition of sacral foramen

: any of 16 openings in the sacrum of which there are four on each side of the dorsal surface giving passage to the posterior branches of the sacral nerves and four on each side of the pelvic surface giving passage to the anterior branches of the sacral nerves

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“Sacral foramen.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/sacral%20foramen. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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