foramen

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English[edit]

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From Latin forāmen (aperture, opening).

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foramen (plural foramina or foramens)

  1. (anatomy) an opening, an orifice; a short passage.
    The skull contains a number of foramina through which arteries, veins, nerves, and other structures enter and exit. w:Category:Foramina of the skull

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From forō (pierce, bore) +‎ -men (noun-forming suffix).

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forāmen n (genitive forāminis); third declension

  1. opening, aperture, hole
  2. (figuratively) a cave

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Third-declension noun (neuter, imparisyllabic non-i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative forāmen forāmina
Genitive forāminis forāminum
Dative forāminī forāminibus
Accusative forāmen forāmina
Ablative forāmine forāminibus
Vocative forāmen forāmina

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  • Asturian: furame, furacu
  • Catalan: forat
  • English: foramen
  • Italian: forame

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin forāmen (aperture, opening).

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foramen m (plural forámenes)

  1. (anatomy) foramen

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