infundibulum


in·fun·dib·u·lum

noun \ˌin-(ˌ)fən-ˈdi-byə-ləm\
plural in·fun·dib·u·la\-lə\

Definition of INFUNDIBULUM

:  any of various funnel-shaped organs or parts: as
a :  the hollow conical process of gray matter connecting the pituitary gland to the hypothalamus
b :  the calyx of a kidney
c :  the abdominal opening of a fallopian tube

Origin of INFUNDIBULUM

New Latin, from Latin, funnel — more at funnel
First Known Use: 1543

in·fun·dib·u·lum

noun \ˌin-(ˌ)fən-ˈdib-yə-ləm\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural in·fun·dib·u·la \-lə\

Medical Definition of INFUNDIBULUM

: any of various conical or dilated organs or parts: a : the hollow conical process of gray matter that is borne on the tuber cinereum and constitutes the stalk of the neurohypophysis by which the pituitary gland is continuous with the brain—called also neural stalk b : any of the small spaces having walls beset with air sacs in which the bronchial tubes terminate in the lungs c : conus arteriosus d : the passage by which the anterior ethmoidal air cells and the frontal sinuses communicate with the nose e : the abdominal opening of a fallopian tube

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