noun, plural for·ni·ces [fawr-nuh-seez] /ˈfɔr nəˌsiz/. Anatomy.
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Fornix, little arched scales in the throat of some corollas, as of Comfrey.The Elements of Botany
These commissures are the anterior commissure, the fornix, and the corpus callosum, the two latter being peculiar to Mammalia.
The corpus callosum is not formed till after the anterior commissure and fornix.
Fornix, for′niks, n. something resembling an arch: an arched formation of the brain.
Frequent allusions to the stench exhaled from the mouth of a fornix are made in the Roman authors.The History of Prostitution
William W. Sanger
noun plural -nices (-nɪˌsiːz)
Word Origin for fornix
1680s, from Latin fornix "arch, vaulted chamber" (see fornication).