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Medical Term:

column of fornix


Definition: that part of the fornix that curves rostrad to the anterior thalamic tubercle (and nucleus) adjacent to the interventricular foramen of Monro, and then continues through the hypothalamus to the mammillary body; consisting primarily of fibers originating in the hippocampus and subiculum, the column of fornix is the direct continuation of the body of the fornix.

Synonym(s): columna fornicisTA, anterior pillar of fornix

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