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DUQUE PARRA, Jorge Eduardo; BARCO RIOS, John  and  DUQUE QUINTERO, Natalia. Refining the Anatomical Terminology: Opening and Foramen, Two Similarities and Redundancy. Int. J. Morphol. [online]. 2012, vol.30, n.4, pp.1497-1499. ISSN 0717-9502.

The redundant use of terms in morphology field, as well as hindering the learning of students, goes against the precepts established long ago by the Federative International Programme for Anatomical Terminology (FIPAT) on the use of unified anatomical terminology, which is meant to avoid the redundancy terms. It is proposed to delete the term piriform aperture and replace it for the term piriform foramen in order to avoid ambiguity and the use of different names that describe similar structure features.

Keywords : Foramen; Opening; Terminology.

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