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Definition of Fornix uteri

Fornix uteri: The anterior (front) and posterior (back) recesses into which the upper vagina is divided. These vaultlike recesses are formed by protrusion of the cervix into the vagina. The fornix uteri is also known as the fornix vaginae (or the vaginal fornices) and the uterine fornices.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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