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  • n. Plural form of fornix.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Plural of fornix.


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  • These arcade dens were called "fornices," from which comes our generic fornication.


  • So, the system of existential graphs actually requires three dimensions for its representations, although the third dimension in which the torus is embedded can usually be represented in two dimensions by the use of pictorial devices that Peirce called “fornices” or “tunnel-bridges” and by the use of identificational devices that Peirce called

    Nobody Knows Nothing

  • Haec si apud votarios, monachos, sanctos scilicet homunciones, quid in foro, quid in aula factum suspiceris? quid apud nobiles, quid inter fornices, quam non foeditatem, quam non spurcitiem?

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • These houses (lupanaria, fornices, et cet.) were situated, for the most part, in the Second District of the City


  • As the terminal portions of the ureters pass forward and medialward to reach the fundus of the bladder, they run close to the lateral fornices of the vagina, and as they enter the bladder are slightly in front of the anterior fornix.

    XI. Splanchnology. 3d. 4. The Vagina

  • To the recess behind the cervix the term posterior fornix is applied, while the smaller recesses in front and at the sides are called the anterior and lateral fornices.

    XI. Splanchnology. 3d. 4. The Vagina

  • In and near the fornices, but more plentiful in the upper than in the lower eyelid, a number of convoluted tubular glands open on the surface of the conjunctiva.

    X. The Organs of the Senses and the Common Integument. 1c. 3. The Accessory Organs of the Eye

  • The vaginal portion (portio vaginalis [cervicis]) of the cervix projects free into the anterior wall of the vagina between the anterior and posterior fornices.

    XI. Splanchnology. 3d. 3. The Uterus

  • A ring-like outgrowth of this epithelium occurs at the lower end of the uterus and marks the future vaginal fornices; about the fifth or sixth month the lumen of the vagina is produced by the breaking down of the central cells of the epithelium.

    XI. Splanchnology. 3. The Urogenital Apparatus

  • Projecting into the roof of the vagina is the vaginal portion of the cervix uteri with the external uterine orifice; in front of and behind the cervix the anterior and posterior vaginal fornices respectively can be examined.

    XII. Surface Anatomy and Surface Markings. 10. Surface Markings of the Perineum


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