foramen magnum

[mag-nuh m]

Origin of foramen magnum

1880–85; < New Latin: literally, great hole
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British Dictionary definitions for foramen magnum

foramen magnum

noun
  1. the large opening at the base of the skull through which the spinal cord passes

Word Origin for foramen magnum

New Latin: large hole
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foramen magnum in Medicine

foramen magnum

[măgnəm]
n.
  1. great foramen
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