funiculus

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

First Known Use of funiculus

1667, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for funiculus

New Latin, from Latin, diminutive of funis rope

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funiculus

noun
fu·nic·u·lus | \fyu̇-ˈnik-yə-les, fə- \
plural funiculi\-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 sense a

b : spermatic cord

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