Fornix (vagina)

Dr Daniel J Bell et al.

The fornices are superior recesses of the vagina formed by the protrusion of the cervix into the vaginal vault. There is a large posterior fornix and a smaller anterior fornix with two small lateral fornices. 

History and etymology

Fornix is Latin for 'arch'.

Anatomy: Abdominopelvic
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Article information

rID: 57679
System: Gynaecology
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Fornix vaginae

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