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vault

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

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]

vault

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

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]

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]
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It may be exciting to watch a vaulter execute the event perfectly and soar to heights ranging from 9 to 14 feet, but don't think for one second it's as easy as the athletes make it look.
A former Uwic student, he took the brave decision to move from his beloved Cardiff to Loughborough, Leicestershire, where he linked up with Steve Ripon, coach to Britain's top vaulter Steve Lewis.
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