fundus

noun

fun·​dus ˈfən-dəs How to pronounce fundus (audio)
plural fundi ˈfən-ˌdī How to pronounce fundus (audio)
-ˌdē
: the bottom of or part opposite the aperture of the internal surface of a hollow organ: such as
a
: the greater curvature of the stomach
b
: the lower back part of the bladder
c
: the large upper end of the uterus
d
: the part of the eye opposite the pupil

Examples of fundus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Diagnosis and Treatment Diabetic retinopathy can be diagnosed with a dilated fundus (retinal) exam. Sherri Gordon, Health, 1 July 2023 Using a portable fundus camera to image the eye, or even a smartphone camera, an algorithm could identify the signs of problems like diabetic retinopathy early enough to intervene. Katie Palmer, STAT, 9 Apr. 2022 Normally, a glaucoma screening requires a doctor’s visit and the use of an ophthalmoscope to view the fundus, the internal lining of the eye and measure the health of a patient’s retina. Nathan Percy, Orange County Register, 10 Feb. 2017 The quality, according to a press release from the university, is as good as the large fundus cameras (see image below) used in hospitals — and the new version is hand-held and 10 times cheaper. Kristen Philipkoski, WIRED, 5 Mar. 2007

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Word History

Etymology

borrowed from New Latin, going back to Latin, "bottom, base" — more at bottom entry 1

First Known Use

1638, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fundus was in 1638

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Cite this Entry

“Fundus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fundus. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

fundus

noun
fun·​dus ˈfən-dəs How to pronounce fundus (audio)
plural fundi -ˌdī How to pronounce fundus (audio) -ˌdē How to pronounce fundus (audio)
: the bottom of or part opposite the aperture of the internal surface of a hollow organ: as
a
: the greater curvature of the stomach
b
: the lower back part of the bladder
c
: the large upper end of the uterus
d
: the part of the eye opposite the pupil
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