foramen ovale

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foramen o·val·e

 (ō-văl′ē, -vā′lē, -vä′-)
An opening in the septum between the right and left atria of the heart, present in the fetus but usually closed soon after birth.

[New Latin forāmen ōvāle : Latin forāmen, opening + Medieval Latin ōvāle, neuter of ōvālis, oval.]
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foramen ovale

n foramen m oval; patent — — foramen oval permeable
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An oval foramen magnum was documented in 28 females (23 %) and 22 males (18 %).
In their study on anatomic variations of foramen ovale also reported a spine on the margin of the oval foramen in 3 cases, (2 left, 1 right) and 2 sides (1 left, 1 right) sides they found a bridge like bony spur dividing the foramen ovale into two compartments.
The oval foramen was positioned in the caudal part of the pterygoid bone.