Definition of Foramen. Meaning of Foramen. Synonyms of Foramen

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Definition of Foramen

Foramen
Foramen Fo*ra"men, n.; pl. L. Foramina, E. Foramines. [L., fr. forare to bore, pierce.] A small opening, perforation, or orifice; a fenestra. Foramen of Monro (Anat.), the opening from each lateral into the third ventricle of the brain. Foramen of Winslow (Anat.), the opening connecting the sac of the omentum with the general cavity of the peritoneum.

Meaning of Foramen from wikipedia

- In anatomy and osteology, a foramen (/fəˈreɪmən/; plural foramina, /fəˈræmɪnə/ or foramens /fəˈreɪmənz/) is an open hole that is present in extant or extinct...
- The foramen magnum (Latin: great hole) is a large, oval-shaped opening in the occipital bone of the skull. It is one of the several oval or circular openings...
- post-birth via the foramen ovale; however, when this does not naturally close after birth it is referred to as a patent (open) foramen ovale (PFO). It is...
- anatomy, the omental foramen (epiploic foramen, foramen of Winslow after the anatomist Jacob B. Winslow, or uncommonly aditus; Latin: Foramen epiploi****), is...
- The foramen lacerum (Latin: lacerated piercing) is a triangular hole in the base of skull. It is located between the sphenoid bone, the apex of the petrous...
- The supraorbital foramen, is a bony elongated opening located above the orbit (eye socket) and under the forehead. It is part of the frontal bone of the...
- In the human mouth, the incisive foramen, also called anterior palatine foramen, or nasopalatine foramen, is a funnel-shaped opening in the bone of the...
- in front of the foramen magnum and directed towards the pharynx. The squamous part is the curved, expanded plate behind the foramen magnum and is the...
- The foramen rotundum is a circular hole in the sphenoid bone of the skull. It connects the middle cranial fossa and the pterygopalatine fossa. It allows...
- A jugular foramen is one of the two (left and right) large foramina (openings) in the base of the skull, located behind the carotid canal. It is formed...