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 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 Winslow — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = foramen epiploicum GraySubject = 246 GrayPage = 1156 Caption = Vertical disposition of the peritoneum. Main cavity, red; omental bursa, blue. (Bristle in epiploic foramen labeled at upper left.) Caption2 =… …   Wikipedia

  • foramen of Winslow — foramen of Wins·low winz .lō n EPIPLOIC FORAMEN Winsløw Jacob (or Jacques Bénigne) (1669 1760) Danish anatomist. Regarded by many as the greatest European anatomist of his time, Winsløw did much to condense and systematize the body of anatomical… …   Medical dictionary

  • foramen of winslow — ˈwinz(ˌ)lō Usage: usually capitalized W Etymology: after Jakob B. Winslow died 1760 Dan. anatomist : epiploic foramen …   Useful english dictionary

  • foramen of Winslow — noun see epiploic foramen …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Winslow — may refer to:Places;United Kingdom *Winslow, Buckinghamshire *Winslow, Herefordshire;United States *Winslow, Arizona *Winslow, Arkansas *Winslow, Illinois *Winslow, Indiana *Winslow, Maine *Winslow, Nebraska *Winslow Township, New Jersey *Winslow …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • 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

  • Winslow — Jacques B., Danish anatomist, physicist, and surgeon in Paris, 1669–1760. See foramen of W., W. ligament, W. pancreas, W. stars, under star, stellulae winslowii, under stellula …   Medical dictionary

  • omental foramen — foramen omentale [TA] the opening connecting the greater and lesser peritoneal sacs, situated below and behind the porta hepatis. Called also epiploic f., f. epiploicum [TA alternative], and foramen of Winslow …   Medical dictionary

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