fornix fornix

Definition(s):

  1. (n) generally any arch shaped structure (but often it refers to the arched roof of an anatomical space)
  2. (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

Usage(s):

  • Fracture of the base of the skull, with laceration of the fornix cerebri (white fibers connecting the brain's hemispheres); contusion of the frontal and temporal lobes; severe .
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/ə ˌnæ krə ˈnɪ stɪk /