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funiculus

[fyoo-nik-yuh-luh s] /fyuˈnɪk yə ləs/
noun, plural funiculi
[fyoo-nik-yuh-lahy] /fyuˈnɪk yəˌlaɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
Anatomy. a conducting cord, as a nerve cord or umbilical cord.
2.
Botany. a funicle.
3.
Entomology. (in certain insects) the portion of the antenna between the basal segments and the club.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < Latin: small rope, cord, equivalent to fūni(s) rope, line + -culus -cule1
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British Dictionary definitions for funiculus

funiculus

/fjuːˈnɪkjʊləs/
noun (pl) -li (-ˌlaɪ)
1.
(anatomy) a cordlike part or structure, esp a small bundle of nerve fibres in the spinal cord
2.
a variant of funicle
Word Origin
C17: from Latin; see funicle
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funiculus in Medicine

funiculus fu·nic·u·lus (fyu-nĭk'yə-ləs, fə-) or fu·ni·cle (fyōō'nĭ-kəl)
n. pl. fu·nic·u·li (-lī') or fu·ni·cles

  1. A slender cordlike strand or band, especially a bundle of nerve fibers in a nerve trunk.

  2. Any of three major divisions of white matter in the spinal cord, consisting of fasciculi.

  3. The umbilical cord.


fu·nic'u·lar (-lər) adj.
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funiculus in Science
funiculus
  (fy-nĭk'yə-ləs)   
Plural funiculi (fy-nĭk'yə-lī)
  1. A stalk connecting an ovule or a seed with the placenta (the ovary wall). In some plants, the funiculus develops into a fleshy seed covering called an aril.

  2. A slender, cordlike strand or band, especially a bundle of nerve fibers in a nerve trunk.

  3. Any of three major divisions of white matter in the spinal cord.

  4. The umbilical cord.


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