Fornical



[fawr-niks] /ˈfɔr nɪks/

noun, plural fornices
[fawr-nuh-seez] /ˈfɔr nəˌsiz/ (Show IPA). Anatomy.
1.
any of various arched or vaulted structures, as an arching fibrous formation in the brain.
/ˈfɔːnɪks/
noun (pl) -nices (-nɪˌsiːz)
1.
(anatomy) any archlike structure, esp the arched band of white fibres at the base of the brain
n.

1680s, from Latin fornix “arch, vaulted chamber” (see fornication).

fornix for·nix (fôr’nĭks)
n. pl. for·ni·ces (-nĭ-sēz’)

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