Foramen-magnum meaning

The large orifice in the base of the skull through which the spinal cord passes to the cranial cavity and becomes continuous with the medulla oblongata.
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The opening at the base of the skull where the spinal cord merges with the medulla oblongata.
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The large orifice in the base of the skull through which the spinal cord passes to the cranial cavity and becomes continuous with the medulla oblongata.
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Origin of foramen-magnum

  • New Latin forāmen magnum Latin forāmen opening Latin magnus large
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition