fornix

noun
1. generally any arch shaped structure (but often it refers to the arched roof of an anatomical space)
Hypernyms: ↑body part
2. 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
Syn: ↑trigonum cerebrale
Hypernyms: ↑fiber bundle, ↑fibre bundle, ↑fascicle, ↑fasciculus
Part Holonyms: ↑limbic system, ↑visceral brain, ↑limbic brain
Part Meronyms: ↑carina fornicis

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  • fórnix — m. anat. Espacio en forma de arco o bóveda, como el fórnix vaginal o faríngeo. Medical Dictionary. 2011. fórnix bóveda de tres pilares; …   Diccionario médico

  • Fornix — For nix, n.; pl. {Fornices}. [L., an arch.] (Anat.) (a) An arch or fold; as, the fornix, or vault, of the cranium; the fornix, or reflection, of the conjuctiva. (b) Esp., two longitudinal bands of white nervous tissue beneath the lateral… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fornix — ( arch ) can refer to:* Fornix of brain * Fornix vaginae * the junction between the posterior eyelid and the eyeball* It is the root of fornication …   Wikipedia

  • fornix — ● fornix nom masculin (latin fornix, icis, arche) Faisceau de fibres nerveuses originaires de l hippocampe et qui vont à l hypothalamus. (Le fornix appartient au système limbique.) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • fornix — FÓRNIX s. n. (anat.) boltă, arc; (spec.) trigonul cerebral. (< lat. fornix) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • fornix — (n.) 1680s, from L. fornix arch, vaulted chamber (see FORNICATION (Cf. fornication)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Fornix — (lat.), 1) Gewölbe, gebogener Theil. F. cerĕbri, s.u. Gehirn; F. orbĭtae, der obere Theil der Augenhöhle; 2) Schwibbogen, Arkade; 3) so v.w. Triumphbogen; 4) (Bot.), Deckklappe, Hohl od. Gewölbschuppe, ein verschieden gestalteter, meist… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Fornix — (lat.), in der Architektur ein einzeln stehender gewölbter Bogen, insbes. Bezeichnung der ältern Triumphbogen, die noch von einfacherer Bauart waren, z. B. F. Fabii. Die Bezeichnung für die spätern Prachtbauten dieser Art wa r Arcus oder Porta… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • FORNIX — camerae species, instar hemicycli. Hinc de arcu trium phali, non raro apud Auctores: quoniam prima illorum forma semicircularis fuit. Postea vero quadrati esse coepêre, ita ut in medio ampla esset porta fornicata, et ex eius utroqueve latere… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • fornix — [fôr′niks΄] n. pl. fornices [fôr′ni sēz΄] [ModL < L, an arch] any of several anatomical arches or folds, such as the vault of the pharynx or the upper part of the vagina …   English World dictionary

  • Fornix — Der Begriff Fornix (aus dem lateinischen fornix „Wölbung“, „Bogen“) bezeichnet: in Anatomie und Medizin: das Hirngewölbe (Fornix cerebri), ein Teil des Limbischen Systems im Großhirn, siehe Fornix (Gehirn) das Scheidengewölbe der Vagina, siehe… …   Deutsch Wikipedia


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