oval foramen

n.

The oval opening in the septum between the right and left atria of the fetal heart.
A large oval opening in the greater wing of the sphenoid bone, transmitting the mandibular nerve and a small meningeal artery.

Nearby words

  1. ov language,
  2. ov-,
  3. ova,
  4. oval,
  5. oval amputation,
  6. oval fossa,
  7. oval kumquat,
  8. oval of cassini,
  9. oval office,
  10. oval window


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