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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  ventricles  of  the  brain. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fornix 
  n  :  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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