Fornical For"ni*cal, a. Relating to a fornix.

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  • fornical — forˈnical adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑fornix * * * fornical, a. (ˈfɔːnɪkəl) [f. L. fornic em arch + al1.] ‘Pertaining to the fornix’ (Cent. Dict.) …   Useful english dictionary

  • fornical — adjective Of or pertaining to the fornix …   Wiktionary

  • fornical — for·ni·cal (forґnĭ kəl) [L. fornix, arch] pertaining to a fornix …   Medical dictionary

  • fornix — fornical, adj. /fawr niks/, n., pl. fornices / neuh seez /. Anat. any of various arched or vaulted structures, as an arching fibrous formation in the brain. [1675 85; < L: vault, arch] * * * …   Universalium

  • HYPOTHALAMUS — Malgré ses dimensions restreintes (quelques centimètres cubes chez l’homme), l’hypothalamus s’est peu à peu révélé comme le centre majeur des régulations homéostasiques. En tant que tel, il jouera donc un rôle fondamental dans tous les grands… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • fornix — n.; pl. fornices [L. fornix, vault] 1. An arch or fold. 2. (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) A ridge in the lateral part of the cephalon above insertion of antennal muscles in water fleas. 3. (MOLLUSCA: Bivalvia) The cavity on the inside under the hinge;… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • forniceal — for·nic·e·al (for nisґe əl) fornical …   Medical dictionary

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