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foramen

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From Latin forāmen (aperture, opening).

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foramen (plural foramina)

  1. (anatomy) an opening, an orifice; a short passage.
    The skull contains a number of foramina through which arteries, veins, nerves, and other structures enter and exit. w:Category:Foramina of the skull

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LatinEdit

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From forō (pierce, bore).

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forāmen n (genitive forāminis); third declension

  1. opening, aperture, hole
  2. (figuratively) a cave

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Third declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative forāmen forāmina
genitive forāminis forāminum
dative forāminī forāminibus
accusative forāmen forāmina
ablative forāmine forāminibus
vocative forāmen forāmina

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SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [fo̞ˈɾa̠.me̞n]

EtymologyEdit

From Latin forāmen (aperture, opening).

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foramen m (plural forámenes)

  1. (anatomy) foramen

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