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Medical Term:

conjunctival fornix


Definition: the space formed by the junction of the bulbar and palpebral portions of the conjunctiva, that of the upper lid being the superior conjunctival fornix [TA] (fornix conjunctivae superior [TA]) and that of the lower lid, the inferior conjunctival fornix [TA] (fornix conjunctivae inferior [TA]).

Synonym(s): fornix conjunctivaeTA, conjunctival cul-de-sac, retrotarsal fold

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