funiculus

noun fu·nic·u·lus \ fyu̇-ˈni-kyə-ləs , fə- \
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of funiculus

plural funiculi play \fyu̇-ˈni-kyə-ˌlī, -ˌlē\
1 : a bodily structure suggesting a cord; especially : a bundle of nerve fibers
2 : the stalk of a plant ovule

Origin and Etymology of funiculus

New Latin, from Latin, diminutive of funis rope


Medical Dictionary

funiculus

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

medical Definition of funiculus

plural funiculi play \-ˌlī, -ˌlē\
: 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

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