foramen magnum love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The large orifice in the base of the skull through which the spinal cord passes to the cranial cavity and becomes continuous with the medulla oblongata.

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  • n. the large opening at the base of the cranium through which the spinal cord passes

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

New Latin forāmen magnum : Latin forāmen, opening + Latin magnus, large.

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