Foramen of Monro
Foramen Fo*ra"men, n.; pl. L. {Foramina}, E. {Foramines}. [L., fr. forare to bore, pierce.] A small opening, perforation, or orifice; a fenestra. [1913 Webster]

{Foramen of Monro} (Anat.), the opening from each lateral into the third ventricle of the brain.

{Foramen of Winslow} (Anat.), the opening connecting the sac of the omentum with the general cavity of the peritoneum. [1913 Webster]


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  • foramen of Monro — foramen of Mon·ro mən rō n INTERVENTRICULAR FORAMEN Monro Alexander (Secundus) (1733 1817) British anatomist. Professor of anatomy at Edinburgh, Monro was the first physician to use the stomach pump and the first to perform paracentesis. In 1783… …   Medical dictionary

  • foramen of Monro — noun the small opening (on both the right and left sides) that connects the third ventricle in the diencephalon with the lateral ventricle in the cerebral hemisphere • Syn: ↑interventricular foramen, ↑Monro s foramen • Hypernyms: ↑foramen,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Foramen of Winslow — Foramen Fo*ra men, n.; pl. L. {Foramina}, E. {Foramines}. [L., fr. forare to bore, pierce.] A small opening, perforation, or orifice; a fenestra. [1913 Webster] {Foramen of Monro} (Anat.), the opening from each lateral into the third ventricle of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Foramen — Fo*ra men, n.; pl. L. {Foramina}, E. {Foramines}. [L., fr. forare to bore, pierce.] A small opening, perforation, or orifice; a fenestra. [1913 Webster] {Foramen of Monro} (Anat.), the opening from each lateral into the third ventricle of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Monro's foramen — noun the small opening (on both the right and left sides) that connects the third ventricle in the diencephalon with the lateral ventricle in the cerebral hemisphere • Syn: ↑interventricular foramen, ↑foramen of Monro • Hypernyms: ↑foramen,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Foramen — A natural opening. Although a foramen is usually through bone, it can be an opening through other types of tissue, as with the foramen ovale. * * * An aperture or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure. SYN: trema (1). [L. an… …   Medical dictionary

  • Monro, Alexander, secundus — ▪ Scottish physician, anatomist, and educator born March 10, 1733, Edinburgh died Oct. 2, 1817, Edinburgh       physician who, with his father, Alexander primus (1697–1767), and his son, Alexander tertius (1773–1859), played a major role in… …   Universalium

  • Monro — Alexander Sr., Scottish anatomist and surgeon, 1697–1767. See bursa of M.. Alexander, Jr., Scottish anatomist, 1733–1817. See M. doctrine, M. foramen, M. line, M. sulcus, M. Kellie doctrine, M. Richter line, Richter M. line …   Medical dictionary

  • List of anatomical topics — This page aims to list articles related to anatomy. This list is not necessarily complete or up to date if you see an article that should be here but isn t (or one that shouldn t be here but is), please update the page accordingly. NOTOC A… …   Wikipedia

  • interventricular foramen — noun the small opening (on both the right and left sides) that connects the third ventricle in the diencephalon with the lateral ventricle in the cerebral hemisphere • Syn: ↑foramen of Monro, ↑Monro s foramen • Hypernyms: ↑foramen, ↑hiatus * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

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