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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.