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foramen magnum

[mag-nuh m] /ˈmæg nəm/
noun, Anatomy
1.
the large opening in the base of the skull forming the passage from the cranial cavity to the spinal canal.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < New Latin: literally, great hole
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foramen magnum

noun
1.
the large opening at the base of the skull through which the spinal cord passes
Word Origin
New Latin: large hole
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foramen-magnum in Medicine

foramen magnum foramen mag·num (māg'nəm)
n.
See great foramen.

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