noun, plural for·ni·ces [fawr-nuh-seez] /ˈfɔr nəˌsiz/. Anatomy.
Origin of fornix
Examples from the Web for fornix
The corpus callosum is not formed till after the anterior commissure and fornix.
These commissures are the anterior commissure, the fornix, and the corpus callosum, the two latter being peculiar to Mammalia.
Fornix, for′niks, n. something resembling an arch: an arched formation of the brain.
Its apex, where the two choroid plexuses blend with each other, lies just behind the anterior pillars of the fornix.
The fornix is an arch-shaped band of nerve fibres extending in the antero-posterior direction.
British Dictionary definitions for fornix
noun plural -nices (-nɪˌsiːz)
Word Origin for fornix
Word Origin and History for fornix
1680s, from Latin fornix "arch, vaulted chamber" (see fornication).