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fornix

[′fȯr‚niks]
(anatomy)
A structure that is folded or arched.
(botany)
A small scale, especially in the corolla tube of some plants.

fornix

In ancient Roman construction, a vaulted surface.
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Rupture of membranes was confirmed by visualized amniotic fluid pooling in posterior vaginal fornix and ferning pattern of the dried sample.
Point Ba: represents the most dependant position of any part of the upper anterior vaginal wall from anterior vaginal fornix to point Aa.
This approach sometimes will result in downward forces on the posterior part (where the knot is) and occasionally may cover the knot with tissue from the posterior vaginal fornix.
After this, the bladder must be dissected from the cervix and upper vagina, and at least 2 cm caudal to the anterior vaginal fornix.
Care was taken to avoid sampling cervical mucus and the posterior vaginal fornix pool so as to obtain a reliable pH determination.
Examination of pH: An unlubricated sterile Sim's speculum is introduced and posterior vaginal fornix is exposed.
Patients in group A were induced with tablet prostaglandin E2 placed in posterior vaginal fornix.
TIP] A useful and inexpensive instrument is the Colpo-Probe vaginal fornix delineator (Cooper Surgical) (FIGURE 8), which not only assists in dissecting the vagina from the bladder and rectum but also provides a stable surface during attachment of mesh.