alveus hippocampi


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al·ve·us of hip·po·cam·pus

[TA]
a thin white band of fornix fibers covering the ventricular surface of the hippocampus.
Synonym(s): alveus hippocampi [TA]

alveus hippocampi

A layer of white matter covering the ventricular surface of the hippocampus. The axons forming the alveus are from the hippocampus and subicular cortex. The axons of the alveus collect to form the fimbria (the beginning of the fornix).
See also: alveus

alveus

pl. alvei [L.] a canal or trough.

alveus hippocampi
the white fibers covering the ventricular surface of the hippocampus that contribute to the fornix.