noun, plural fo·ram·i·na [fuh-ram-uh-nuh] /fəˈræm ə nə/.
Origin of foramen
Related Words for foramendent, tunnel, void, crater, pocket, window, gap, pit, break, cut, space, mouth, crack, orifice, opening, vesicle, outlet, foramen, stoma, vent
Examples from the Web for foramen
Historical Examples of foramen
No foramen between third and fourth trochleae of tarso-metatarsus.Extinct Birds
To this they are indebted for their name Foraminifera, from foramen, a hole.The Ocean World:
The closure of the foramen is brought about by adhesion of the two septa.
The chalaza is at the insertion or base, the foramen or orifice is at the apex.
Micropyle, answering to the Foramen or orifice of the ovule.
noun plural -ramina (-ˈræmɪnə) or -ramens
Word Origin for foramen
plural foramina, 1670s, from Latin foramen "hole, opening, aperture, orifice," from forare "to pierce" (see bore (v.)).