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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Vertebral foramen transverse diameter: The maximum distance between two lateral limits of vertebral foramen at the medial line (Sengul & Kadioglu; Gosavi & Vatsalaswamy).
These vertebrae have a large triangular vertebral foramen which allows for the cervical enlargement of the spinal cord.
The series of articulated vertebrae and vertebral foramen form the vertebral canal, through which the spinal cord and nerve roots pass.