fornix

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noun for·nix \ˈfȯr-niks\

Definition of fornix

plural

fornices

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  1. :  an anatomical arch or fold

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Origin and Etymology of fornix

New Latin, from Latin


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fornix

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noun for·nix \ˈfȯr-niks\

Medical Definition of fornix

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fornices

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  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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