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Meaning of FORAMEN

Pronunciation:  fow'reymun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a natural opening or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure
 

FORAMEN is a 7 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: hiatus
 
 See Also: foramen magnum, foramen of Monro, gap, interventricular foramen, Monro's foramen, opening

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A foramen is an opening or communication between two cavities.
 

 

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