Medical Dictionary

ventral funiculus

noun

medical Definition of ventral funiculus

:a longitudinal division on each side of the spinal cord comprising white matter between the anterior median fissure and the ventral root
  • Their axons descend in the lateral and ventral funiculi and terminate on motor neurons or on interneurons that project to motor neurons within the spinal gray matter.
  • —Marion Murray, in Neuroscience in Medicine, 3rd edition2010
called also anterior funiculus; compare lateral funiculus, posterior funiculus

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up ventral funiculus? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to conform or adhere

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!