funiculate

funiculate

[fyoo-nik-yuh-lit, -leyt]
adjective Botany.
having a funicle.

Origin:
1820–30; funicul(us) + -ate1

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funicle (ˈfjuːnɪkəl)
 
n
botany Also called: funiculus the stalk that attaches an ovule or seed to the wall of the ovary
 
[C17: from Latin fūniculus a thin rope, from fūnis rope]
 
funiculate
 
adj

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