sacral foramen


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sacral foramen

any one of several openings between the fused segments of the sacral vertebrae in the sacrum through which the sacral nerves pass.

sa·cral fo·ra·men

(sā'krăl fōr-ā'mĕn) [TA]
One of the openings between the fused sacral vertebrae transmitting the sacral nerves. The anterior sacral foramina transmit ventral primary rami of the sacral nerves. The posterior sacral foramina give passage to the dorsal primary rami of the sacral nerves.
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