infundibulum


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in·fun·dib·u·lum

 (ĭn′fən-dĭb′yə-ləm)
n. pl. in·fun·dib·u·la (-lə)
Any of various funnel-shaped bodily passages, openings, structures, or parts, especially:
a. The stalk of the pituitary gland.
b. The calyx of a kidney.
c. The ovarian opening of a fallopian tube.

[Latin, funnel, from īnfundere, to pour in; see infuse.]

in′fun·dib′u·lar (-lər), in′fun·dib′u·late′ (-lāt′, -lĭt) adj.

infundibulum

(ˌɪnfʌnˈdɪbjʊləm)
n, pl -la (-lə)
(Anatomy) anatomy any funnel-shaped part, esp the stalk connecting the pituitary gland to the base of the brain
[C18: from Latin: funnel, from infundere to infuse]
ˌinfunˈdibulate adj

in•fun•dib•u•lum

(ˌɪn fʌnˈdɪb yə ləm)

n., pl. -la (-lə).
1. a funnel-shaped organ or part, as the ovarian end of the fallopian tube.
2. a funnel-shaped extension of the hypothalamus connecting the pituitary gland to the base of the brain.
[1700–10; < New Latin, Latin: funnel =infundi-, s. of infundere to pour into (see infuse) + -bulum instrumental suffix]
in`fun•dib′u•lar, in`fun•dib′u•late` (-ˌleɪt) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.infundibulum - any of various funnel-shaped parts of the body (but especially the hypophyseal stalk)infundibulum - any of various funnel-shaped parts of the body (but especially the hypophyseal stalk)
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
hypophyseal stalk - the funnel-shaped stalk connecting the pituitary gland to the hypothalamus
betweenbrain, diencephalon, interbrain, thalmencephalon - the posterior division of the forebrain; connects the cerebral hemispheres with the mesencephalon
Translations

in·fun·dib·u·lum

n. infundíbulo.
1. estructura en forma de embudo;
2. cada una de las divisiones de la pelvis renal;
3. prolongación corta del ventrículo derecho de donde procede la arteria pulmonar.
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The importance of the infundibulum of the ethmoid, a so-called prechamber to the dependent sinuses, has been stressed by Stammberger.
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