noun for·nix \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


noun for·nix \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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