Conjunctival fornix
The fornix of the conjunctivae refers to loose arching folds connecting the conjunctival membrane lining the inside of the eyelid with the conjunctival membrane covering the eyeball. In anatomy, a vaultlike or arched structure. "Fornix" is the Latin word for "vault or arch." The fornix in the brain is a fibrous arching band connecting the two lobes of the cerebrum. The fornix of the vagina refers to the anterior (front) and posterior (back) recesses into which the upper vagina is divided. These vaultlike recesses are formed by protrusion of the cervix into the vagina. . ("Fornix" is closely related to "fornication." It seems that prostitutes in ancient Rome used to hang out under the arches of certain public buildings. The act of carrying on an illicit sexual relationship consequently came to be called "going under the arches": fornication.)

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  • fórnix conjuntival — Eng. Conjunctival fornix Ver fondo de saco conjuntival …   Diccionario de oftalmología

  • fórnix conjuntival inferior — Eng. Inferior conjunctival fornix Ver fondo de saco conjuntival inferior …   Diccionario de oftalmología

  • fórnix conjuntival superior — Eng. Superior conjunctival fornix Ver fondo de saco conjuntival superior …   Diccionario de oftalmología

  • fornix conjunctivae inferior — [TA] inferior conjunctival fornix: the inferior line of reflection of the conjunctiva from the eyelid to the eyeball …   Medical dictionary

  • fornix conjunctivae superior — [TA] superior conjunctival fornix: the superior line of reflection of the conjunctiva from the eyelid to the eyeball; it receives the openings of the lacrimal duct …   Medical dictionary

  • Fornix — In anatomy, a vaultlike or arched structure. Fornix is the Latin word for vault or arch. The fornix in the brain is a fibrous arching band connecting the two lobes of the cerebrum. The fornix of the conjunctivae refers to loose arching folds… …   Medical dictionary

  • Fornix uteri — The fornix of the uterus refers to the anterior (front) and posterior (back) recesses into which the upper vagina is divided. These vaultlike recesses are formed by protrusion of the cervix into the vagina. The fornix uteri is also known as the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Fornix vaginae — The fornix of the vagina refers to the anterior (front) and posterior (back) recesses into which the upper vagina is divided. These vaultlike recesses are formed by protrusion of the cervix into the vagina. The fornix vaginae is also known as the …   Medical dictionary

  • Fornix cerebri — An arching fibrous band in the brain connecting the two lobes of the cerebrum. (The cerebrum is the largest part of the brain and consists of two hemispheres separated by a deep longitudinal fissure). Each fornix there are two in the brain is an… …   Medical dictionary

  • Fornix conjunctivae — The fornix of the conjunctivae refers to loose arching folds connecting the conjunctival membrane lining the inside of the eyelid with the conjunctival membrane covering the eyeball. In anatomy, a vaultlike or arched structure. Fornix is the… …   Medical dictionary

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