intervertebral foramen

intervertebral foramen
intervertebral foramen n any of the openings that give passage to the spinal nerves from the vertebral canal and are formed by the juxtaposition of superior and inferior notches in the pedicles of contiguous vertebrae

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foramen intervertebrale [TA] the passage formed by the inferior and superior notches on the pedicles of adjacent vertebrae; it transmits a spinal nerve and vessels.

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