Medical Definition of Foramen lacerum medium

1. An irregular aperture, filled with cartilage (basilar cartilage) in the living, located between the apex of the petrous part of the temporal bone, the body of the sphenoid, and the basilar part of the occipital bones. Several structures pass along the margins of the foramen in a nearly horizontal direction but no structures pass through vertically. Synonym: foramen lacerum medium, lacerated foramen, sphenotic foramen. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Foramen Lacerum Medium

foramen caecum ossis frontalis
foramen caecum posterius
foramen costotransversarium
foramen diaphragmatis sellae
foramen epiploicum
foramen ethmoidale
foramen frontale
foramen incisivum
foramen infraorbitale
foramen interventriculare
foramen intervertebrale
foramen ischiadicum
foramen jugulare
foramen lacerum
foramen lacerum anterius
foramen lacerum medium (current term)
foramen lacerum posterius
foramen lateralis ventriculi quarti
foramen magnum
foramen mandibulae
foramen mastoideum
foramen mentale
foramen nutricium
foramen of Arnold
foramen of Key-Retzius
foramen of Luschka
foramen of Monro
foramen of transverse process
foramen of vena cava

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