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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.
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]
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]
fornix- The upper shell of an oyster.
See also related terms for oyster.
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|Noun||1.||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
n. L. fornix.
1. estructura en forma de arco;
2. concavidad en forma de bóveda semejante a la vagina.