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

  • 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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