foramen

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foramen

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

[fə′rā·mən]
(biology)
A small opening, orifice, pore, or perforation.
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Wormald, "Pterygopalatine fossa infiltration through the greater palatine foramen: where to bend the needle," The Laryngoscope, vol.
(3) The most common location is the palate, generally in the area of the greater palatine foramen. Adenoid cystic carcinoma is a radiosensitive tumor that is well known for its prolonged clinical course and its tendency for delayed distant metastasis.

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