The foramen rotundum is a circular hole in the sphenoid bone that connects the middle cranial fossa and the pterygopalatine fossa. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foramen_rotundum ]

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Term information

latin term
foramen rotundum ossis sphenoidalis [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foramen_rotundum ]

depicted by

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external definition

A circular hole in the sphenoid bone that connects the middle cranial fossa and the pterygopalatine fossa.vity. [Wikipedia:Foramen_rotundum][VHOG]

external ontology notes

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has related synonym

round foramen

foramen rotundum of the skull

foramen rotundum ossis sphenoidalis

homology notes

It is suggested that the mammalian lamina ascendens arose from an upgrowth of the root of the quadrate ramus of the epipterygoid in cynodonts, separating foramen rotundum from foramen ovale.[well established][VHOG]

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UBERON:0005446