funiculus

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noun fu·nic·u·lus \fyu̇-ˈni-kyə-ləs, fə-\

Definition of funiculus

plural

funiculi

play \fyu̇-ˈni-kyə-ˌlī, -ˌlē\
  1. 1 :  a bodily structure suggesting a cord; especially :  a bundle of nerve fibers

  2. 2 :  the stalk of a plant ovule

Origin and Etymology of funiculus

New Latin, from Latin, diminutive of funis rope


First Known Use: 1826


Medical Dictionary

funiculus

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noun fu·nic·u·lus \fyu̇-ˈnik-yə-les, fə-\

Medical Definition of funiculus

plural

funiculi

\-ˌlī, -ˌlē\play play
  1. :  any of various bodily structures more or less like a cord in form: asa:  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 ab:  spermatic cord


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