In these vertebræ the inferior ridges are also pierced by foramina.
Their number may be reckoned from the number of foramina for the exit of spinal nerves.
It is from these pores (or foramina) that the group receives its name.
Collectively, this complex of foramina is often known as the posterior palatine foramina.
The periotic has its inner surface marked by important depressions, while both inner and outer surfaces are pierced by foramina.
The palate is very imperfect; the foramina, which render it so, reach as far forward as the last premolar.
Just in front of the orbit the outer margins of the frontals are either notched or pierced by a pair of foramina.
Foraminif′era, an order of Rhizopoda, furnished with a shell or test, usually perforated by pores (foramina).
None of the transverse processes of the caudal vertebræ are perforated by foramina.
foramina: small openings in the body wall: in Orthoptera,; the auditory organs on the anterior tibiae.
foramina fo·ram·i·na (fə-rām'ə-nə)
A plural of foramen.
foramen fo·ra·men (fə-rā'mən)
n. pl. fo·ra·mens or fo·ram·i·na (-rām'ə-nə)
An aperture or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure.
Plural foramina (fə-rām'ə-nə) or foramens
An opening or short passage, especially in the body. ◇ The large opening in the base of the skull through which the spinal cord passes is called the foramen magnum (māg'nəm). ◇ The opening in the septum between the right and left atria of the heart, present in the fetus but usually closed soon after birth, is the foramen ovale (ō-vāl'ē, -vā'lē, -vä'-).