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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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Use a drip stand and allow a litre of fluid to irrigate the eye and fornices.
a) During insertion, the patient must look at himself in a mirror and evert the lower eyelid and insert the lower part the prosthesis well in to the fornices.
Additional cleaning of the conjunctiva and fornices is better done with a sterile eyewash product, with patients being advised that the discharge can be contagious (so ocular, facial and hand hygiene is important to stop spreading and/or transmission).
The accessory lacrimal glands of Krause and Wolfring are located in the region of the conjunctival fornices.
lumholtzi possess lateral fornices, ventral spines, and pronounced anterior and posterior spines whose length can greatly exceed those of native Daphnia species (Swaffar and O'Brien 1996, Kolar et al 1997, Dzialowski et al 2000).
Se instala un manipulador uterino con un delineador de la cupula vaginal para permitir una adecuada movilizacion del utero y marcacion de los fornices de la cupula vaginal.
Part of his routine skin exam involves folding the eyelids to look into the fornices of the conjunctiva, where pigmented lesions, are almost universally something bad.
A sterile swab was used to collect throat secretions from the fornices and back of the throat.
Cognitive deficits and memory loss from damage to the fornices and anterior commisure can occur from surgery on tumors with hypothalamic involvement.
Submucosal injection in the vaginal fornices to a depth of no more than 2 to 4 mm and the use of lower concentrations of local anesthetics reduce risks to the woman and the fetus.
Vaginal examination revealed a globular and firm mass in the vagina; the cervix could not be visualised and the fornices were drawn upwards.