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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 the Appendix of 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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FORNIX A Something resembling an arch B Courage in endurance C To be sorry for who am I?
The transaction is subject to approval by the shareowners of Fornix N.
The aqueous is transparent, so a leak can only be appreciated by instilling a concentrated drop of 2% fluorescein in the lower fornix of the affected eye.
In 1999 he was one of the founders of Fornix Biosciences NV, listed on Euronext Amsterdam, and was the company's Chief Executive Officer.
Ulcerations that occur, particularly on the anterior fornix, resemble lesions seen in patients with desquamative vaginitis.
Participants were instructed via MTS training on five brain structures in the limbic system: amygdala, fornix, mammillary bodies, hippocampus, and cingulate cortex.
Peri-pelvic urine extravasation usually results from a rupture of the calyceal fornix secondary to high intra-pelvic pressures.
ADvance is a randomized, double blind, controlled trial of 42 patients age 45 to 85 with mild Alzheimer's disease to evaluate the potential clinical benefit and safety of DBS of the fornix, a major inflow and output pathway in the brain's memory circuit.
The patients in the study group (Group A) received 200 [micro]g misoprostol (Searle & Company (now Pfizer) under the trade name Cytotec, USA) in posterior fornix of vagina, 2-4 hr prior to the operative 1 procedures and the patients in the control group (Group B) received vitamin B6 (Kimia Daroo, Iran) in posterior fornix of vagina 2-4 hr prior to the operative procedures.
A sample was taken from the ventral conjunctival fornix of one randomly selected eye of each bird with a microtip culturette swab (BactiSwab, Starplex Scientific, Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada), taking care to not contaminate the swab tip by touching the eyelid margins or periocular skin.
Lesions of the fornix have been shown to increase the proliferation of splenic cells and hippocampal lesions have resulted in the increase of both splenic and thymocyte cells (Rozman, Cross, Brooks, & Markesbery, 1985).
Samples obtained from the vaginal posterior fornix after rupture of the membranes are commonly contaminated with blood, bacteria, and mucus.