any of various arched or vaulted structures, as an arching fibrous formation in the brain.
- for·ni·cal, adjective
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How to use fornix in a sentence
The gland is seen beneath the conjunctiva at the outer part of the upper fornix, seized with forceps, and drawn forwards.
The levator palpebrae superioris is the highest, and passes forward to the superior tarsal plate and fornix of the conjunctiva.
If the septum be now removed, the anterior part of the fornix is brought into view.
The fornix is an arch-shaped band of nerve fibres extending in the antero-posterior direction.
Each peduncle joins, along with the taenia semicircularis, the anterior pillar of the fornix of its own side.
British Dictionary definitions for fornix
anatomy any archlike structure, esp the arched band of white fibres at the base of the brain
- fornical, adjective
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