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n. pl. fo·ram·i·na (-răm′ə-nə) or fo·ra·mens
An opening or orifice, as in a bone or in the covering of the ovule of a plant.

[Latin forāmen, an opening, from forāre, to bore.]

fo·ram′i·nal (-răm′ə-nəl), fo·ram′i·nous (-nəs) adj.
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n, pl -ramina (-ˈræmɪnə) or -ramens
(Anatomy) a natural hole, esp one in a bone through which nerves and blood vessels pass
[C17: from Latin, from forāre to bore, pierce]
foraminal adj
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(fəˈreɪ mən)

n., pl. -ra•mens, -ram•i•na (-ˈræm ə nə)
a small opening, orifice, or perforation, as in a bone or in the ovule of a plant.
[1665–75; < Latin forāmen hole, opening =forā(re) to bore1, pierce + -men resultative n. suffix]
fo•ram•i•nal (fəˈræm ə nl) adj.
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A hole in a bone or between two body cavities.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.foramen - a natural opening or perforation through a bone or a membranous structureforamen - a natural opening or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure
foramen of Monro, interventricular foramen, Monro's foramen - the small opening (on both the right and left sides) that connects the third ventricle in the diencephalon with the lateral ventricle in the cerebral hemisphere
foramen magnum - the large opening at the base of the cranium through which the spinal cord passes
opening, gap - an open or empty space in or between things; "there was a small opening between the trees"; "the explosion made a gap in the wall"
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References in periodicals archive ?
Thereby, the mental foramen can be located more precisely in both the horizontal and vertical dimensions.13 A method for measuring the rate of residual resorption, using orthopantamogram, was given by Wical and Swoope.14 In a study conducted by Karaagaclioglu et al15, the percentage of decreased mandibular ridge height was found to be 21.88% with edentulous age.
An imperative eminent landmark, the mental foramen (MF) and inferior alveolar canal shares their significance in various fields of dentistry.
The application of local anesthetic agent is easier for the maxillary and mandibular nerve blocks through the injection of local anesthetic agent via the infra-orbital foramen and mental foramen respectively.
Keywords: Accessory mental foramen, CBCT, Emergence pattern, Mental foramen, Position.
Magnetic resonance imaging of the head and neck showed infiltration of an intraosseous lesion in the left mandibular body with erosion near the mental foramen, suspicious for a peripheral nerve sheath tumor.
Phetphunphiphat, "Supraorbital Notch/Foramen, infraorbital foramen and mental foramen in Thais: anthropometric measurements and surgical relevance," Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand, vol.
It emerges to the subcutaneous layer of the face through the mental foramen which lies deep to the depressor labii inferioris muscle.
Caption: Figure 2: (a) Axial sections show that mental foramen is not involved but has close contact with border of the lesion at the left side.
A ring of cortical bone was removed around the mental foramen, aiming to create a space around it.
The visibility of the MC on distal regions was superior when compared to regions closer to the mental foramen (20).
Oblique sagittal views also allow better evaluation of the posterior mandible with the ability to mark the mandibular nerve, mental foramen, and incisive nerve branches (52-55) (Figure 6A and Figure 6B).
Objective: This study aimed to morphologically investigate the types of position, variation, and asymmetry of the mental foramen.