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fəˈreɪ mən; -ˈræm ə nəfora·men

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. foramen, hiatusnoun

    a natural opening or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure


  1. foramennoun

    an opening, an orifice; a short passage.

  2. Etymology: From foramen.


  1. foramen

    A foramen is a natural opening, hole, or passage, typically in bone, that allows for the passage of blood vessels, nerves, or other structures. It is generally a feature in the anatomy of many animals, including humans.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Foramennoun

    a small opening, perforation, or orifice; a fenestra

  2. Etymology: [L., fr. forare to bore, pierce.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Foramen

    fo-rā′men, n. a small opening:—pl. Foram′ina.—adjs. Foram′inated, Foram′inous, pierced with small holes: porous.—n.pl. Foraminif′era, an order of Rhizopoda, furnished with a shell or test, usually perforated by pores (foramina).—n. Foramin′ifer, one of such.—adjs. Foraminif′eral, Foraminif′erous.—Forāmen magnum, the great hole in the occipital bone for the passage of the medulla oblongata and its membranes. [L.,—forāre, to pierce.]


  1. Foramen

    an opening in the body wall for the passage of a vessel or nerve: any opening at an apex: the opening of a cocoon.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of foramen in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of foramen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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