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fornix

play
noun, for·nix \ˈfȯr-niks\

Definition of fornix

plural fornices play \-nə-ˌsēz\

  1. :  an anatomical arch or fold



Origin of fornix

New Latin, from Latin


First Known Use: 1681


Medical Dictionary

fornix

play
noun for·nix \ˈfȯr-niks\

Medical Definition of fornix

plural fornices \-nə-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  an anatomical arch or fold: asa:  the vault of the craniumb:  the junction where the conjunctiva lining the eyelid meets the conjunctiva overlying the sclerac:  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 braind:  the vaulted upper part of the vagina surrounding the uterine cervixe:  the fundus of the stomachf:  the vault of the pharynx



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