infundibulum

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

Definition of infundibulum

plural infundibula play \ˌin-(ˌ)fən-ˈdi-byə-lə\
: any of various funnel-shaped organs or parts: such 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 and Etymology of infundibulum

New Latin, from Latin, funnel — more at funnel


Medical Dictionary

infundibulum

noun in·fun·dib·u·lum \ ˌin-(ˌ)fən-ˈdib-yə-ləm \

medical Definition of infundibulum

plural infundibula play \-lə\
: 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
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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