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vault

 [vawlt]
an arched or domelike structure; see also fornix.
cranial vault calvaria.
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vault

(vawlt),
1. A part resembling an arched roof or dome, for example, the pharyngeal vault or fornix, the nonmuscular upper part of the nasopharynx; the palatine vault, arch of the plate; vault of the vagina, fornix of vagina.
2. A type of particle that weighs about 13 Mda; among the largest ribonucleoprotein particles present in eukaryotic cells. It is usually found in the vicinity of nuclear pores. The hollow configuration suggests role as central transporter of the nuclear pore complex.
[thr. O. Fr., fr. L. volvo, pp. volutus, to turn round]
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vault

(vôlt)
n.
Anatomy An arched part of the body, especially the top part of the skull.
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vault

(vawlt)
A part resembling an arched roof or dome: e.g., the pharyngeal vault or fornix, the nonmuscular upper part of the nasopharynx; the palatine vault, arch of the plate; or vault of the vagina, fornix of vagina.
[thr. O. Fr., fr. L. volvo, pp. volutus, to turn round]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

vault

(vawlt)
A part resembling an arched roof or dome: e.g., the pharyngeal vault or fornix, the nonmuscular upper part of the nasopharynx; the palatine vault, arch of the plate; or vault of the vagina, fornix of vagina.
[thr. O. Fr., fr. L. volvo, pp. volutus, to turn round]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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He had learned the secret for which he had come, and now he could return at his leisure to his waiting followers, bring them to the treasure vault and carry away all the gold that they could stagger under.
I could not help thinking of the wild ritual of this work, and of its probable influence upon the hypochondriac, when, one evening, having informed me abruptly that the lady Madeline was no more, he stated his intention of preserving her corpse for a fortnight, (previously to its final interment), in one of the numerous vaults within the main walls of the building.
After having passed the rubbish, and torn away more than one branch of ivy that had made itself a guardian of the solitude, Athos arrived at the vaults situated beneath the great hall, but the entrance of which was from the chapel.
Athos fixed upon Monk one of those penetrating looks which seem to convey to him to whom they are directed a challenge to conceal a single one of his thoughts; then, taking off his hat, he began in a solemn voice, while his interlocutor, with one hand upon his visage, allowed that long and nervous hand to compress his mustache and beard, while his vague and melancholy eye wandered about the recesses of the vaults.
'These last words explained a curious smell in the vaults, which we noticed the moment we entered them.
He dabbled in chemistry, down in the horrid under-water vaults of the palace; and he wanted to show me some of his experiments.
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault recently achieved a noteworthy milestone: It now houses more than 1 million unique food crops.
There was a great display of gymnastics from the recreational and boy's groups from the club as well as the members of the competitive floor and vault squad.
Yulo will compete in the individual all-around, horizontal bar, pommel horse, parallel bars, vault, rings and his favorite floor exercise.
The Vault offers a full stack of growth and innovation services for startups, investors, universities and corporations worldwide with a mission to bring innovation to life in a proven and repeatable way and help companies scale.
Also, another Taiwanese Pole-Vault athlete Shen Yi-ju has also clinched bronze in yesterday's competition, meeting the Asian Games qualifying criteria for Women's Pole Vault.
There are now 1,000 safe deposit lockers in a vault once used by the former Royal Liver Assurance Company to store its records.