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Definition of "foramen" [‖Fo•ra•men]

  • An opening or orifice, as in a bone or in the covering of the ovule of a plant. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "foramen" in a sentence
  • ""If the foramen is not open," Costa stresses, "there is no flow of spirit to the posterior part of the brain and the person does not remember and will not respond to the questions he is asked."
  • "The first is a structure called the foramen ovale."
  • "Nerves exit the spine through a small space called a foramen."