conjunctival fornix

(redirected from conjunctival cul-de-sac)

con·junc·ti·val for·nix

the space formed by the junction of the bulbar and palpebral portions of the conjunctiva, that of the upper lid being the superior conjunctival fornix [TA] (fornix conjunctivae superior [TA]) and that of the lower lid, the inferior conjunctival fornix [TA] (fornix conjunctivae inferior [TA]).

conjunctival fornix


pl. fornices [L.] an archlike structure or the vaultlike space created by such a structure.

cerebral fornix
either of a pair of arched fiber tracts that unite under the corpus callosum, so that together they comprise two columns, a body, and two crura.
conjunctival fornix
line of reflexion of the conjunctiva from the eyelid to the eyeball.
hippocampal fornix
a thick bundle of nerve fibers leaving the hippocampus to enter the hypothalamus, terminating in the mamillary body.
telencephalic fornix
see cerebral fornix (above).
vaginal fornix
the annular recess around the outside of the cervix.
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The Ocusert(R) Ocular Therapeutic Systems are small, flexible oval units that, when placed in the conjunctival cul-de-sac of the eye, release the medication pilocarpine at a controlled rate for one week.