Latin for brothel; derivation of the word fornication.

For"nix (?), n.; pl. Fornices (#). [L., an arch.] Anat. (a)

An arch or fold; as, the fornix, or vault, of the cranium; the fornix, or reflection, of the conjuctiva.

(b)

Esp., two longitudinal bands of white nervous tissue beneath the lateral ventricles of the brain.

 

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