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Related to olfactory foramen: cribriform foramina
openings in the cribriform plate of the ethmoid bone, transmitting approximately 20 bundles of nerve fibers that collectively constitute the olfactory nerve (CN I).
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ol·fac·to·ry for·a·men(ōl-fak'tŏr-ē fōr-ā'mĕn)
One of the openings in the cribriform plate of the ethmoid bone, transmitting the olfactory nerves.
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An opening in the cribriform plate of the ethmoid bone for passage of the olfactory nerves.
See also: foramen
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