noun, plural fo·ram·i·na [fuh-ram-uh-nuh] /fəˈræm ə nə/.
- foraging ant,
- foramen cecum medullae oblongatae,
- foramen magnum,
- foramen of vena cava,
- foramen spinosum,
Origin of foramen
Examples from the Web for foramina
It is not possible to establish what part of the median septum between the foramina is made up of premaxillary bones.
It forms a considerable part of the anterior boundary of the orbit, and is pierced by two foramina.
In these vertebræ the inferior ridges are also pierced by foramina.The Beaked Whales of the Family Ziphidae|Frederick True
Foramina: small openings in the body wall: in Orthoptera,; the auditory organs on the anterior tibiae.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
Their number may be reckoned from the number of foramina for the exit of spinal nerves.
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.)).