one of the larger of the several holes at the base of the skull that transmit nerves through the skull. The foramen ovale is situated in the anterior part of the sphenoid bone, posteriolateral to the foramen rotundum.. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foramen_ovale_(skull) ]

Synonyms: foramen ovale of cranium foramen ovale (skull) foramen ovale of chondrocranium foramen ovale cranii foramen ovale basis cranii

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

external definition

An aperture in the great wing of the sphenoid for vessels and nerves. [TFD][VHOG]

has narrow synonym

foramen ovale

has related synonym

foramen ovale of sphenoid

id

UBERON:0001698

Term relations