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  1. foramen ovale(Noun)

    An opening in the septum between the right and left atria of the fetal heart

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  1. Foramen ovale

    At the base of the skull the foramen ovale is one of the larger of the several holes that transmit nerves through the skull. The foramen ovale is situated in the posterior part of the sphenoid bone, posterolateral to the foramen rotundum.

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  1. Foramen Ovale

    An opening in the wall between the right and the left upper chambers (HEART ATRIA) of a fetal heart. Oval foramen normally closes soon after birth; when it fails to close the condition is called PATENT OVAL FORAMEN.


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