Skip to Content


Pronunciation: for'am-i-not'o-me

Definition: An operation on an aperture, usually to open it, surgical enlargement of the intervertebral foramen.

[L. foramen, aperture, + G. tome, a cutting]

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.