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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These vertebrae have a large triangular vertebral foramen which allows for the cervical enlargement of the spinal cord.
Angiographic frequency of blunt cerebrovascular injury in patients with carotid canal or vertebral foramen fractures on multidetector CT.
The block vertebrae were studied and compared with their normal counterparts for analysis of body, lamina, pedicles, costal facets, foramina transversarium (FT), intervertebral foramina (IVF) and vertebral foramen (VF).