great foramen


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fo·ra·men mag·'num

[TA]
the large opening in the basal part of the occipital bone through which the spinal cord becomes continuous with the medulla oblongata.
Synonym(s): great foramen

great foramen

a passage in the occipital bone through which the spinal cord enters the spinal column.

fo·ra·men mag·num

(fōr-ā'mĕn mag'nŭm) [TA]
The large opening in the basal part of the occipital bone through which the spinal cord becomes continuous with the medulla oblongata.
Synonym(s): great foramen.

fo·ra·men mag·num

(fōr-ā'mĕn mag'nŭm) [TA]
The large opening in the basal part of the occipital bone through which the spinal cord becomes continuous with the medulla oblongata.
Synonym(s): great foramen.
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