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olfactory foramen

olfactory foramen in Medicine

olfactory foramen n.
Any of the openings in the cribriform plate of the ethmoid bone, transmitting the olfactory nerves.

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  • Above and slightly in front of the optic foramen is a median opening, the olfactory foramen.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds

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