noun, plural fo·ram·i·na [fuh-ram-uh-nuh] /fəˈræm ə nə/.
Origin of foramen
Examples from the Web for foramen
The foramen magnum, occipital condyles, and exoccipitals show no unusual features.
Let him lie on his right side, for this favors the complete closure of the fetal heart valve, the foramen ovale.The Mother and Her Child|William S. Sadler
Right anterior and posterior chevron processes united and pierced by a foramen.The Beaked Whales of the Family Ziphidae|Frederick True
The brachial artery and median nerve pass through the foramen.Artistic Anatomy of Animals|douard Cuyer
Probably not; and more especially if it is a lumbar artery, and injured in the foramen through which it passes from the vertebra.Report on Surgery to the Santa Clara County Medical Society|Joseph Bradford Cox
British Dictionary definitions for foramen
noun plural -ramina (-ˈræmɪnə) or -ramens
Word Origin for foramen
Word Origin and History for foramen
plural foramina, 1670s, from Latin foramen "hole, opening, aperture, orifice," from forare "to pierce" (see bore (v.)).