[ mag-nuh m ]
/ ˈmæg nəm /
the large opening in the base of the skull forming the passage from the cranial cavity to the spinal canal.
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Origin of foramen magnum
1880–85; < New Latin: literally, great hole
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British Dictionary definitions for foramen magnum
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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Medical definitions for foramen magnum
[ măg′nəm ]
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