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Medical Term:

sphenoidal emissary foramen


a minute inconstant foramen in the greater wing of the sphenoid bone, anterior and medial to the foramen ovale, transmitting a small emissary vein from the cavernous sinus.

Synonym(s): foramen venosumTA, venous foramen, Vesalius foramen

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