foramen n : a natural opening or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure [syn: hiatus] [also: foramina (pl)]
EtymologyLatin, from forare.
The skull contains a number of foramina through which arteries, veins, nerves, and other structures enter and exit. Wikipedia
In anatomy, a foramen (pl. foramina) is any opening.
SkullSee Foramina of skull
- the apical foramen is the hole at the tip of the root of a tooth.
- the foramen ovale (heart) is a hole between the venous and arterial sides of the fetal heart.
- the foramen transversarium is one of a pair of openings in each cervical vertebra, in which the vertebral artery travels.
- vertebral foramen
- obturator foramen
- lesser sciatic foramen
- greater sciatic foramen
An opening of the bone ( Vertebral Column )
foramen in German: Foramen