foramen

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foramen

a natural hole, esp one in a bone through which nerves and blood vessels pass

foramen

[fə′rā·mən]
(biology)
A small opening, orifice, pore, or perforation.
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Based on these trends, the researchers proposed at the vertebrate paleontology meeting that Herrerasaurus, an early predatory dinosaur with few neurovascular foramina, had lizard-like lips.
These particular mammals evolved bipedal locomotion and anteriorly positioned foramina magna independently, or as a result of convergent evolution, says Gabrielle Russo, who is a postdoctoral research fellow at Northeast Ohio Medical University and lead researcher of the study.
In paediatric practice, it is an extremely useful tool for evaluating causes of hydrocephalus and CSF obstruction at the level of the aqueduct, the fourth ventricle, the outlet foramina of the fourth ventricle and the foramen magnum.
The lumbar plexus veins course close to the neural foramina and exiting nerve roots.