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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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In all 53 patients, the bleeding sites were mostly localized in the posterior nasal dome of the inferior nasal meatus, with the large branches of the posterolateral nasal arteries distributed around the external lateral wall.10 Intermittent bleeding was observed before surgery or nasal packing, with blood effusion from the anterior naris, pharynx oralis, contralateral nasal cavity, affected eyes and the external acoustic meatus; these are the typical clinical features of epistaxis in the posterior fornix of the inferior nasal meatus.
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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.
On repeat vaginal examination the uterus was deviated to the right side with fullness in the left fornix corresponding to period of gestation.
Axial T2-weighted images with fluid attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) at the level of the basal ganglia showed an increased signal of the fornix and periventricular region around the third ventricle and the medial thalamic nuclei.
The clamp should now include the superior portion of the cardinal ligament with the uterine vessels and paracolpium immediately above the lateral vaginal fornix.
On vaginal examination uterus was found to be bulky with fullness of the right fornix. Serum AY HCG levels were raised to 1700 IU/I.
El procedimiento se realiza con tiras de papel absorbente esteril (en envases individuales) con una muesca ubicada a cinco mm del extremo [17, 20, 25], Se debe procurar doblar la muesca sin tocarla con los dedos antes de sacarlas de su envoltorio, la tira se coloca en el saco conjuntival inferior, entre el canto lateral y medial, con el extremo doblado en el fornix y la muesca en el borde palpebral [25], Este test evalua la produccion basal y refleja del paciente, por lo que se han desarrollado dos metodos, PLS tipo I (PLS I) y la PLS tipo II (PLS II), en donde esta ultima utiliza anestesia topica y evalua la produccion de lagrimas basal y PLS I se encarga de la medicion refleja.
The fornix and the cingulum, the most visible white matter connections of this circuit, connect cortical and subcortical brain structures.