fornix


for·nix

noun \ˈfr-niks\
plural for·ni·ces \-nə-ˌsēz\

Definition of FORNIX

:  an anatomical arch or fold

Origin of FORNIX

New Latin, from Latin
First Known Use: 1681

for·nix

noun \ˈfr-niks\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural for·ni·ces \-nə-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of FORNIX

: an anatomical arch or fold: as a : the vault of the cranium b : the part of the conjunctiva overlying the cornea c : a body of nerve fibers lying beneath the corpus callosum with which they are continuous posteriorly and serving to integrate the hippocampus with other parts of the brain d : the vaulted upper part of the vagina surrounding the uterine cervix e : the fundus of the stomach f : the vault of the pharynx

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