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for·nix

 (fôr′nĭks)
n. pl. for·ni·ces (-nĭ-sēz′)
An archlike anatomical structure or fold, such as the arched band of white matter beneath the corpus callosum of the brain.

[Latin, arch, vault; see gwher- in Indo-European roots.]

fornix

(ˈfɔːnɪks)
n, pl -nices (-nɪˌsiːz)
(Anatomy) anatomy any archlike structure, esp the arched band of white fibres at the base of the brain
[C17: from Latin; see fornicate2]
ˈfornical adj

for•nix

(ˈfɔr nɪks)

n., pl. -ni•ces (-nəˌsiz)
any of various arched or vaulted anatomical structures, as the triangular bands of white fibers beneath the corpus callosum of the mammalian brain.
[1675–85; < Latin: vault, arch]
for′ni•cal, adj.

fornix

- The upper shell of an oyster.
See also related terms for oyster.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fornix - generally any arch shaped structure (but often it refers to the arched roof of an anatomical space)
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
2.fornix - an arched bundle of white fibers at the base of the brain by which the hippocampus of each hemisphere projects to the contralateral hippocampus and to the thalamus and mamillary bodies
carina fornicis - ridge on the lower surface of the fornix of the brain
fasciculus, fiber bundle, fibre bundle, fascicle - a bundle of fibers (especially nerve fibers)
limbic brain, limbic system, visceral brain - a system of functionally related neural structures in the brain that are involved in emotional behavior
Translations

for·nix

n. L. fornix.
1. estructura en forma de arco;
2. concavidad en forma de bóveda semejante a la vagina.
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Background: A beneficial memory effect of acute fornix deep brain stimulation (DBS) has been reported in clinical studies.
The AFE (anterior fornix erogenous) zone is a sensitive patch of tissue in the deepest part of the vagina.
The fornix can get scarred, the lid can tether down and it can restrict eye movements long term," he noted.
The clinical examination included socket and fornix examination and evaluation of custom-fit prostheses fitting and symmetry in the ocular movements.
The conjunctiva was hyperemic and there was intense follicular reaction in the lower fornix (Figure 1B).
Also, other features of IHI, including enlargement of the temporal horn tip, collateral sulcus orientation, collateral white matter position, and ipsilateral fornix position were analyzed according to relevant literature (2, 5, 6).
Consisting of two leaflets formed of both gray and white matter, it is located inferior to the corpus collosum and runs anterior and superior to the fornix.
Exclusion criteria were as follows: minimal or immeasurable bone loss from the fornix to the alveolar crest in the furcation area; diagnostically unacceptable or unclear anatomical landmarks; excessive image distortion (obvious elongations or foreshortening of the teeth and surrounding structures); presence of infrabony defects; and presence of root resorption or periapical lesions in either baseline or subsequent radiographs.
It isn't entirely clear what part the fornix plays in the memory, but there is evidence that damage to the area can affect long-term memory, making it difficult to recall events from the past.
The patchs were placed with the epithelial face not in direct contact with the cornea, so as to cover the omentum, and its edges were sutured to the conjunctival fornix, using 8-0 mononylon in simple interrupted points.
In bimanual examination, her uterus was normal size, retroverted, right fornix was tender and an ill defined mass about 5 cm was present with restricted mobility.
sup][4] Briefly, a flap is created to connect the lateral upper eyelid posterior lamella fornix tissue to the lower eyelid margin.