Definición de fornix en inglés:

fornix

Silabificación: for·nix
Pronunciación: /ˈfôrniks
 
/

sustantivo (plural fornices /-nəˌsēz/)

Anatomy
1A vaulted or arched structure in the body, in particular.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The fornices should be palpated around the cervix for nodules suggestive of endometriosis, and may also be the etiology for fixed adnexa or may result from pelvic inflammatory disease.
  • The lateral fornices may be lavaged without manipulation by directing the stream into them.
  • Excessively large implants may also compromise the fornices and possibly limit motility.
1.1 (also fornix cerebri /ˈserəˌbrī, ˈkerəˌbrē/) A triangular area of white matter in the mammalian brain between the hippocampus and the hypothalamus.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The septum pellucidum stretches across the interval between the genu of the corpus collosum and the columns of the fornix, separating the frontal horns of the two lateral ventricles.
  • Between the two crura of the fornix is a white, triangular lamina, known as the fornical commissure.
  • The fornix, mamillary bodies, and part of the anterior commissure can also be seen.

Origen

late 17th century: from Latin, literally 'arch, vaulted chamber'.

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Pronunciación: ˌɪntəˈniːsʌɪn
adjective
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