column of fornix

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col·umn of for·nix

[TA]
that part of the fornix that curves rostrad to the anterior thalamic tubercle (and nucleus) adjacent to the interventricular foramen of Monro, and then continues through the hypothalamus to the mammillary body; consisting primarily of fibers originating in the hippocampus and subiculum, the column of fornix is the direct continuation of the body of the fornix.

col·umn of for·nix

(kol'ŭm fōr'niks) [TA]
That part of the fornix that curves down in front of the thalamus and the interventricular foramen of Monro, then continues through the hypothalamus to the mammillary body; consisting primarily of fibers originating in the hippocampus and subiculum, the column of fornix is the direct continuation of the body of the fornix.

column of fornix

Either of two arched bands of fibers that form the anterior body of the fornix. The fibers lead to the mammillary body.
See also: column