- any of various arched or vaulted structures, as an arching fibrous formation in the brain.
Origin of fornix
Examples from the Web for fornices
Historical Examples of fornices
Allusion has already been made to the fornices under the circus.
Their name, fornices, at last became synonymous with lupanar, and we have borrowed from it our generic word fornication.
These arcade dens were called "fornices," from which comes our generic fornication.The Satyricon, Complete
- anatomy any archlike structure, esp the arched band of white fibres at the base of the brain
Word Origin for fornix
Word Origin and History for fornices
1680s, from Latin fornix "arch, vaulted chamber" (see fornication).
- An arch-shaped structure, especially the arch-shaped roof of an anatomical space.
- The compact bundle of white fiber by which the hippocampus of each cerebral hemisphere projects to the opposite hippocampus and to the septum, the anterior nucleus of the thalamus, and the mamillary body.