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1. fornix

generally any arch shaped structure (but often it refers to the arched roof of an anatomical space)

2. fornix, trigonum cerebrale

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

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noun plural -nices (-nɪˌsiːz)
any archlike structure, esp the arched band of white fibres at the base of the brain

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nounWord forms: plural ˈforniˌces (ˈfɔrnɪˌsiz ; fôrˈnisēzˌ)
any of several anatomical arches or folds, such as the vault of the pharynx or the upper part of the vagina

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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.

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