foramennoun [ C ]uk /fəˈreɪ.mən/ us /fəˈreɪ.mən/ plural foramina /fəˈreɪ.mɪ.nə/ /-mə-/ specialized
Examples from literature
- It is formed from two centres, each of which is originally a ring round the carotid foramen.
- It is remarkable that neither of these observers should have noticed the foramen in the testa.
- The nerve trunks make their way out of the spinal canal through apertures between the vertebra, called the inter-vertebral foramina and then divide into numerous branches, their ramifications extending principally to the muscles and the skin.
- The next three pairs of nerves all arise from the medulla, and escape from the cavity of the skull through the same foramen.
- The teeth are smaller, and the infra-orbital foramen much larger.