funiculus


fu·nic·u·lus

noun \-ləs\
plural fu·nic·u·li\-ˌlī, -ˌlē\

Definition of FUNICULUS

1
:  a bodily structure suggesting a cord; especially :  a bundle of nerve fibers
2
:  the stalk of a plant ovule

Origin of FUNICULUS

New Latin, from Latin, diminutive of funis rope
First Known Use: 1826

fu·nic·u·lus

noun \fy-ˈnik-yə-les, fə-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural fu·nic·u·li \-ˌlī, -ˌlē\

Medical Definition of FUNICULUS

: any of various bodily structures more or less like a cord in form: as a : one of the longitudinal subdivisions of white matter in each lateral half of the spinal cord—see anterior funiculus, lateral funiculus, posterior funiculus; compare column a b : spermatic cord

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