Definition of Fornices

1. Noun. (plural of fornix) ¹

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Definition of Fornices

1. fornix [n] - See also: fornix

Medical Definition of Fornices

1. Plural of fornix. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fornices

fornices (current term)
fornix conjunctivae
fornix of the lacrimal sac
fornix pharyngis
fornix sacci lacrimalis

Literary usage of Fornices

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1900)
"Thus in Cod, Haddock, and Hake the margins are narrow and the fornices shallow, whilst in Whiting and Ling the margins are fairly broad and the fornices ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"As the terminal portions of the ureters pass forward and medial- ward to reach the fundus of the bladder, they run close to the lateral fornices of the ..."

3. The History of Prostitution: Its Extent, Causes, and Effects Throughout the by William W. Sanger (1858)
"Cells of Prostitutes. —Houses of Assignation. — fornices. — Circus. — Baths. — Taverns. — Bakers' Shops.—Squares and Thoroughfares. ..."

4. The History of Prostitution: Its Extent, Causes, and Effects Throughout the by William W. Sanger (1859)
"—fornices. — Circus. — Baths. —Taverns. — Bakers' Shops.—Squares and Thoroughfares.—Habits and Manners of Prostitutes.—Social standing.—Dress.—Rate of Hire. ..."

5. Manual of Gynecology by David Berry Hart, Alexander Hugh Freeland Barbour (1883)
"The effect on uterine position of digital pressure in the vaginal fornices. THE EFFECT OF INTRA-ABDOMINAL PRESSURE ON THE FEMALE PELVIC FLOOR. ..."

6. Historic and Monumental Rome: A Handbook for the Students of Classical and by Charles Isidore Hemans (1874)
"... in rectilinear suite, belonging to the arcades (fornices) which surrounded the ... fornices ..."

7. Arteria Uterina Ovarica: The Utero-ovarian Artery, Or, the Genital Vascular by Byron Robinson (1903)
"107—Illustrates the first step in the author's operation, except that at present I do not incise the lateral vaginal fornices; I, cervix with traction ..."

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