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Fornix   Listen
Fornix

noun
(pl. fornices)
1.
Generally any arch shaped structure (but often it refers to the arched roof of an anatomical space).
2.
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.  Synonym: trigonum cerebrale.






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Words linked to "Fornix" :   fibre bundle, body part, fascicle, limbic brain, limbic system, fasciculus, trigonum cerebrale, visceral brain, fiber bundle, carina fornicis



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